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Processing and adjudication of Form I-90 is now going to be overseen by
the National Benefits Center (NBC). There are only two exceptions to the
I-90 processing at the NBC: 1) if the applicant chose option b, which
states that a Green Card was never received by the applicant, on Form
I-90 as the reason for filing or 2) if the applicant chose option d, which
states that the card was issued with incorrect information due to USCIS
administrative error, on Form I-90 as the reason for filing. If an application
is for either of the aforementioned reasons, then those applications will
be processed by the Service Center or NBC that has jurisdiction according
to the I-90 instructions on the USCIS website.
If an applicant is eligible to file electronically or at the Los Angeles
Lockbox, the Lockbox will verify the fee payment. The biometrics appointment
for these applicants will be at the ASC with jurisdiction over the applicant’s
residence. If the identity of the applicant can be verified by the ASC,
then the biometrics and fingerprints for the applicant are processed and
the NBC then adjudicates the I-90. If additional evidence is required,
an RFE will be sent by the NBC. If an applicant fails to appear for a
scheduled ASC appointment and does not reschedule, the I-90 will denied
for abandonment 90 days after the appointment date at the ASC.
If the ASC is not able to validate the identity of the applicant or if
the Green Card appears to be fraudulent, the I-90 will then be transferred
to the Field Office, which has jurisdiction over the applicant’s
place of residence, and the Field Office will be responsible for final
adjudication of these I-90s. The NBC will work with the Field Offices
to ensure that the I-90s with the Field Offices are adjudicated in a timely manner.
For more detailed information in regard to the I-90 update, please contact
Immigration Lawyer/Immigration Attorney Arjun Verma, Attorney at Law,
1754 Technology Dr., Ste. 214, San Jose, CA 95110.