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

Fiscal Year 2017 to 2021 (up to April 30, 2021)

March 30, 2021 Update: The previous version of the Historical Processing Times page used an older method to calculate processing times. The revised version of this page uses the new method to calculate processing times, as described on our Case Processing Times page, for the selected forms in the table. In addition, the page now includes median processing times data from FY 2017 through Feb. 28, 2021, for the selected forms in the table (with the exception of the I-600 and I-600A). This new method is more accurate and allows for more timely updates.

Processing Times (in Months)
Form Form Description Classification or Basis for Filing FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY
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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.
  • 5 FY2021 uses data from October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
  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.
  1. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), C3 Consolidated, C4 Consolidated, INFACT, queried May 2021.