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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is considering closing its international offices in the coming months. If this happens, it is likely that USCIS would shift its international office workload to domestic offices in the U.S. and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

The closing of USCIS’s international offices would likely result in significantly increased processing times for petitions handled by these offices. International offices usually handle family-based I-130 petitions, I-407 abandonment of lawful permanent resident status applications, green card and traveler-related assistance, and humanitarian parole requests.

Our office will keep you updated about any further developments regarding this matter.