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

Fiscal Year 2016 to 2020 (up to September 30, 2020)

Processing Times (in Months)
Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 20205
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  1. Some of the forms have been aggregated.
  2. Waivers include the following forms: I-191, I-192, I-601, I-602, I-612, and I-212.
  3. Discrepancies from past historical processing time reports may exist due to differences in reporting procedures.
  4. These processing times, which combine data from all USCIS offices, are based on the length of time that an office's application/petition receipts have been awaiting adjudication (pending).
  5. These processing times exclude petitions and applications with, for example, a pending re-exam for N-400s, request for evidence (RFE), notice of intent to deny or revoke, or due to visa unavailability. As a result, the times posted on the historic processing times website may differ from what is on the processing times website.
  6. 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 page.
  7. FY2020 uses data from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
  1. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool, queried November 2020.