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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-94 113 93 94 47
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 H-1B - Specialty occupation - Extension of stay in the U.S. 60 187 44 38
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 L - Intracompany transfers 35 88 24 25
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 64 131 93 41
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Change of status in the U.S. 64 131 93 41
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 - Temporary trainees 60 20 11 17
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 Blanket L 60 84 24 26
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 TN - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional 75 55 30 25
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 - Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia 81 141 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 163 150 143 151
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister 1209 928 710 668
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 1057 771 605 563
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 743 490 327 463
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 302 152 127 163
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 703 450 326 462
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 219 150 189 187
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole 111 83 72 62
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document 90 82 81 82
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit 90 82 81 82
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole 90 84 82 83
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole 90 84 82 83
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) 135 162 125 209
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) 135 140 112 191
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) 295 164 119 202
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) 135 126 113 199
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) 135 124 112 203
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) 120 125 111 196
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) 256 180 129 197
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses 195 130 111 193
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal 306 132 146 138
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 150 138 124 132
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers 150 174 110 127
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 343 151 88 141
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant International broadcasters N/A N/A N/A N/A
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 347 255 144 115
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 an approved T Visa 249 163 114 N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa 201 166 139 N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago 219 151 115 129
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago 179 160 122 92
I-526 Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States 639 478 418 430
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories 110 110 68 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students 109 107 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents 100 150 53 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents 99 149 53 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category 99 141 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications 99 114 61 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors 99 100 67 163
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 79 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 345 93 81 96
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence 135 132 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 174 144 122 134
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 371 230 182 138
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization 132 86 74 53
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 a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 90 68 58 50
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 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 an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). 90 91 70 56
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program 349 161 326 308
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension 105 141 94 126
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing 105 141 94 126
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua extension N/A 110 59 112
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing N/A 110 59 112
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action 198 158 131 108
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 234 105 152 94
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) 840 573 386 327
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 300 183 163 220
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal 300 183 163 168
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 224 186 177 131
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 1071 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 663 293 345 252
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 291 224 224 158
N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship N/A N/A N/A N/A
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