The last day the Seoul field office will be open to the public is August 16, 2019, so as of August 17, no more new Forms I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, or Forms I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, will be accepted. Instead, prospective U.S.-citizen adoptive parents should file Form I-600A applications and Form I-600 petitions with the USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC) via the appropriate Lockbox, and Form I-600 petitions with the appropriate Embassy or consulate in the adoptive child’s country of origin (if certain requirements are met). Further details and requirements can be found here. See also the Seoul field office website for more filing information. The Seoul office may be unable to complete adjudication of pending forms I-600A or I-600. In that case, the office would transfer the pending application or petition and USCIS would send a Notice of Transfer letter detailing the transfer location, date of transfer, and information to confirm the status of the pending application or petition.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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