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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 2022 (up to August 31, 2022)



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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 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 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 FY2022 uses data from October 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
  • 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 (https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/visa-availability-priority-dates/visa-retrogression).
  • 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 webpage.
  • 7) From FY2017 through FY2021, the processing time for the I-918/I-918A is calculated using the receipt date to waitlist determination date. Beginning in FY 2022, the processing time is calculated using the receipt date to Bona Fide Determination (BFD) review.
  • 8) Consistent with the July 16, 2021 order from the Southern District of Texas that prohibits DHS from granting initial DACA requests, USCIS has suspended calculations of processing times for initial DACA requests. The 5.9 months historical processing time listed for initial DACA requests was current as of June 30, 2021.
  • 9) Statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expired at midnight on June 30, 2021. For information regarding Form I-526 petition processing, and the impact of the lapse in statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program, please see: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/eb-5-immigrant-investor-program
  • 10) 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 September 2022.