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USCIS Processing Time Information

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to providing the best possible customer service before and after you file your case. You can read our customer guides for more information about available services such as information on average wait times and current case status.

To access processing times for cases adjudicated in one of our international offices, visit the International Operations Processing Times page.

USCIS Processing Timeframes

We generally process cases in the order that we receive them. On this page you can find an estimate of how much time the office handling your case currently takes to process your type of application, petition, or request.

The information on this page will be updated around the 15th day of each month to reflect current processing times as of the previous full month. Please note that these data are preliminary and may change without notice.

To check processing times for your type of application, petition, or request, you will need to know:

  • The office where the form is being reviewed;
  • The type of form; and
  • The date on which USCIS received the form

You can find this information on the receipt notice that we mailed to you when we accepted your case for processing. Once you have this information, use the appropriate drop-down menu and corresponding Processing Dates button to display a chart of local processing timeframes.

Instructions for Using the Chart

The chart will show most of the types of forms processed at the field office or service center. You can select the form type that applies to your case from the drop-down menu.

If the field office or service center is meeting its goal for processing a form, you will find the timeframe listed in months. For example, if the office is processing Form N-400 naturalization applications in five months or less, then the chart will say "5 months." However, if the office is experiencing a processing delay, you will find the filing date of the last case that the office completed before updating the chart.

Important Information About Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

You can now submit inquiries about the status of your Form I-765 after your case has been pending more than 75 days.

  • Please note that for Form I-765 category (c)(8), based on a pending asylum application, the processing timeframes listed only apply to an initial filing.
  • Please note that the 90-day period for adjudicating Form I-765 category (c)(33) filed together with Form I-821D, requesting deferred action for childhood arrivals, does not begin until we have made a decision on your request for deferred action.
National Benefits Center (also known as MSC)
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