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USCIS Processing Time Information

 

Average Processing Time for All USCIS Offices

How To Use The Chart

The chart below shows the average processing times in days for all forms.

 
Historical Average Processing Time as of September 30, 2016
Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing YTD FY16 FY15 FY14
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 101 93 94 47
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L 60 84 24 26
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E - Treaty traders and investors 60 24 32 41
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Visa to be issued abroad 254 131 93 41
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Change of status in the U.S. 254 131 93 41
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Extension of stay in the U.S. 230 187 44 38
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1C - Nurses N/A N/A N/A N/A
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A - Temporary workers 30 1 4 0
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B - Other temporary workers 30 8 7 1
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 - Temporary trainees 60 20 11 17
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L - Intracompany transfers 54 88 24 25
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O - Extraordinary ability 14 37 8 3
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P - Athletes, artists, and entertainers 14 37 8 3
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q - Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process 60 28 11 17
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R - Religious occupation 150 94 60 70
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional 60 55 30 25
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 - Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia 75 141 N/A N/A
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 - Not yet married - fiance and/or dependent child 150 150 148 112
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 - Already married - spouse and/or dependent child 150 150 143 151
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 158 150 189 187
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 150 152 127 163
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 575 450 326 462
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 638 490 327 463
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 928 771 605 563
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister 1081 928 710 668
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document 98 82 81 82
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit 98 82 81 82
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole 98 84 82 83
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole 98 84 82 83
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole 95 83 72 62
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) 181 162 125 209
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) 166 140 112 191
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) 221 164 119 202
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) 128 126 113 199
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) 151 124 112 203
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) 151 125 111 196
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) 221 180 129 197
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses 151 130 111 193
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal 139 132 146 138
I-290B Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU) Appeal of an adverse decision N/A N/A N/A N/A
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants 156 138 124 132
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 243 151 88 141
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant International broadcasters N/A N/A N/A N/A
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers 165 174 110 127
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status N/A N/A N/A N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications 290 255 144 115
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) 151 120 94 90
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act 151 120 88 86
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) 151 120 85 86
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago 184 151 115 129
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago 182 160 122 92
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa 234 163 114 N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa 153 166 139 N/A
I-526 Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States 507 478 418 430
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories 115 110 68 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents 184 149 53 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category 115 141 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications 115 114 61 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students 93 107 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents 184 150 53 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors 93 100 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 75 94 81 140
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan 75 20 47 0
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child 75 20 44 7
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility 120 93 81 96
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence 153 132 60 N/A
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution 120 126 43 52
I-690 Waiver of Excludability Waiver based upon Sections 245A or 210 of the INA N/A N/A N/A N/A
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee 184 144 122 134
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 298 230 182 138
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)] 90 45 45 71
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] 90 60 53 53
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] 21 21 20 16
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 90 68 58 50
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] 90 99 86 123
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] 90 97 73 113
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). 124 91 70 56
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization 90 86 74 53
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program 207 161 326 308
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension 90 141 94 126
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing 90 141 94 126
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua extension 90 110 59 112
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing 90 110 59 112
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action 180 158 131 108
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 105 105 152 94
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) 834 573 386 327
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) based on PL107-273 N/A N/A N/A 1385
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement 213 183 163 220
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal 213 183 163 168
I-90A Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement for Special Agricultral Workers (SAW) N/A N/A N/A 212
I-914 Application for T Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of trafficking in persons, and immediate family 253 186 177 131
I-918 Petition for U Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying family 967 704 395 380
I-924 Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program I924 - Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program 498 293 345 252
N-400 Application for Naturalization N/A N/A N/A N/A
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate 180 224 224 158
N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship 202 192 189 189
N-643 Application for Certification of Citizenship on Behalf of an Adopted Child Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child N/A N/A N/A 155
 
 

Last Updated: February 15, 2017