As USCIS shifts caseloads between field offices to in an attempt to decrease processing times, they may schedule applicants to appear for an interview at a field office outside of their normal jurisdiction.
USCIS will implement a national strategy to decrease differences in processing times based on location for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Applicants may receive an interview appointment notice or other types of notices (such as a Request for Evidence) from a field office outside of their normal jurisdiction. Since the end of 2015, there has been an increase in processing times due to higher than expected volumes received during fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017, which did not decrease as originally projected.
Applicants should follow the instructions on any notices they receive from USCIS.