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Form I-751 – Changes in Filing Location

Conditional residents, whose temporary legal status obtained through marriage is valid for two years, will need to apply to remove conditions on their status at the end of the two year period. Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence must be filed by the conditional residents to remove conditions on their residence and to become legal permanent residents.

USCIS has now changed the filing location for Form I-751 from Vermont Service Center (VSC) to California Service Center (CSC). Applicants from Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas were earlier allowed to file their applications with VSC but now they must file their I-751 applications with CSC.

USCIS has announced that VSC will continue to accept I-751 applications filed by applicants from Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas until February 16, 2015. Applications that VSC receives between 17 February, 2015 and 16 March, 2015 will be forwarded to CSC for processing. The center will stop accepting I-751 applications filed by applicants from the above mentioned locations for incorrect jurisdiction after 17 March, 2015.

However, USCIS has stated that this change in filing location will not affect pending applications and VSC will continue to process cases it received before the changes in filing locations went into effect.

Applicants can track the status of their cases using USCIS Case Status Online, by entering their receipt numbers. Service center processing times published by the USCIS every month also will help them know when the USCIS will work on their cases.

Conditional residents are required by the USCIS to contact the right service center that is processing their cases for information on their cases. Likewise, they must also respond to the notices that the service centers send them at the center that issued them the notice.

Conditional residents living in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia, seeking to file applications to remove conditions on their residence must file their I-751 applications with VSC. Below is the address to which they must mail their applications.

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
P.O. Box 200
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

Conditional residents living in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, must file their I-751 applications with CSC at:

USCIS California Service Center
P.O. Box 10751
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1075



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