Changes in filing location for USCIS Applications
USCIS is transitioning the location for accepting a number of application forms from the Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities. The most notable changes for employment based cases are that Applications for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485), Employment Authorization Applications (Form I-765) and Advance Parole Applications (Form I-131) will now be filed with USCIS Lockbox Facilities in Arizona or Texas, depending on jurisdiction. It is critical to monitor the USCIS website Forms Section to obtain the most updated information about the location for filing the various forms. Employment Based Visa Petitions (Form I-140) continue to be filed at the Service Centers - but this is likely to change in the near future.