On October 23, 2006, USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC) started transferring Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) (petitions for K-3-spouses of U.S. citizens only) cases to the CSC and Vermont Service Center (VSC). The Form I-129F petitions are being transferred to CSC or VSC depending on the location of the related Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. This transfer of Form I-129F petitions is being implemented in preparation for Phase 3 of the USCIS’s initiative to use centralized filing and bi-specialized adjudication in an effort to better manage cases and improve customer service. USCIS will continue to forward approved Form I-129F (K-3) petitions to the National Visa Center (NVC) for consular processing; however, it will retain approved Form I-130 petitions. USCIS will retain all approved Forms I-130 for retrieval upon the beneficiary’s eventual application for adjustment of status (Form I-485), unless the petitioner indicates consular processing on Form I-130. Approved Form I-130 petitions will be stored at USCIS’s National Record Center (NRC).