Delivery Delays Reported at CSC and VSC

AILA members reported today that VSC experienced delays in delivery and processing throughout the day yesterday, Monday, April 1, 2013. According to AILA , the delay is likely due to the high volume of petitions sent for filing requesting Monday delivery.

If the cap is reached within the first five business days of April, all petitions that are subject to the cap that are filed during those first five days will be subject to the lottery. According to 8 CFR §214.2(h)(8)(ii)(B), “if the final receipt date is any of the first five business days on which petitions subject to the applicable numerical limit may be received (i.e., if the numerical limit is reached on any one of the first five business days that filings can be made), USCIS will randomlyapply all of the numbers among the petitions received on any of those five business days, conducting the random selection among the petitions subject to the exemption under section 214(g)(5)(C) of the Act first.”