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Historical National Median Processing Time (in Months) for All USCIS Offices for Select Forms By Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year 2012 to 2016

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Median Processing Times (in Months)

The number of months shown is the median. It represents the time it took to complete half of the cases in a given time period.

Form Form Description Classification or Basis for Filing FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
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N/A Not available.

  • 1 Excludes EOIR Adjustment applications.
  • 2 Includes I-914A, Application for Family Member of T-1 Recipient.
  • 3 Includes I-918A, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of U-1 Recipient.
  • 4 Includes the following applications filed to waive exclusionary grounds: Forms I-191, I-192, I-212, I-601, I-602, and I-612.
  1. The report reflects the most up-to-date estimate available at the time the database is queried.
  2. Processing times may differ from previously published reports due to system updates and post-adjudicative outcomes.
  3. Discrepancies from past historical processing time reports may exist due to differences in reporting procedures.
  4. Some of the forms have been aggregated.
  5. Processing times are defined as the number of months it took for an application, petition, or request to be processed from receipt to completion in a given time period. Visa regressed I-485s and revoked petitions or applications are excluded. Additional information on visa retrogression can be found on our website (
  6. The number of months presented is the median. It represents the time it took to complete 50% of the cases in a given time period.
  7. Historical processing times are not comparable to the processing times posted on the USCIS processing times webpage for certain form types due to different methodologies (for example, cycle time methodology versus processing time methodology). For more information, visit the Case Processing Times webpage.
  8. The federal fiscal year is from October 1st through September 30th.
  9. I-131 Parole in Place applications did not start being received by USCIS until November 15, 2013. I-601A applications did not start being received by USCIS until March 4, 2013. I-821D applications did not start being received by USCIS until August 15, 2012.
  10. For more recent historical data, visit the historical processing time page Historic Processing Times.
  1. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), C3 Consolidated, C4 Consolidated, INFACT, queried September 2021.