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Processing Times, All USCIS Offices (2015-2018

See how processing times moved, improved or otherwise and have a clear idea of how long you may have to wait for specific petitions and applications filed with the USCIS.

Crispin Aranda

Processing Times, All USCIS Offices (2015-2018

Historical National Average Processing Time for All USCIS Offices

 

The following table shows the national average processing times for select forms based on all USCIS Offices for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018. A fiscal year runs from October through September of the following year. The data from 2019 runs up to October 31st, 2018 and will update monthly. Data being shared at no cost to the public as part of IVC advocacy – providing free information on migrant matters.

These processing times are based on the age of the workload that USCIS has awaiting adjudication (pending cases) and combines data from all of the USCIS offices.

Form

Title

Classification or Basis for Filing

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019
Up to October 31st, 2018

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance, replacement or renewal

5.8

6.1

8.4

6.7

5.4

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

4.4

4.7

4.5

3.8

3.1

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

Non-Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

1

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

Non-Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)

2.3

5.5

4

3.4

5.2

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

All Classifications (K1, K2, K3, and K4)

3.8

2.9

4.1

6.7

6.4

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Immediate Relative

6.1

6

7.7

9.7

10

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Advance Parole

2.3

2.3

3

3.9

3.5

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Parole in Place

5.9

4.8

5

11.2

14.3

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)

0.6

0.5

0.8

0.7

0.5

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)

5.1

5.7

6.9

7.8

6.3

I-290B

Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)

I-290B Appeal

12.7

12.7

10.2

4.4

2.9

I-290B

Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)

I-290B Motion to Reopen

5.5

5.5

5.7

5.2

0

I-360

Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

Immigrant Petition (All Classifications)

4.7

4.8

8.8

13.5

16.6

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago

6.6

7.3

7.8

8.9

8.5

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago

5.6

6.2

6.5

7

7.6

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Employment-based adjustment applications

6.5

6.8

8.1

11

12

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Family-based adjustment applications

6.6

6.8

8.4

11.1

11.9

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

All Other Adjustment of Status

6.8

7.5

8

11.5

12

I-526

Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur

For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States

13.9

15.9

18.8

22.1

19.7

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All Change of Status Applications

3.3

3.5

3.3

4.5

4.3

I-600

Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative

U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan

0.3

0.8

1.5

1.5

1.2

I-600A

Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child

0.3

0.8

1.5

1.5

1.2

I-601A

Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence

2.7

4.9

4.8

5.3

7.6

I-730

Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee

6.7

6.5

7.8

9

9.9

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents)

7.4

9.1

11.8

16.1

16.8

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

2.4

2.6

3.1

4.1

4.4

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).

2.8

4.3

2.9

2.1

1.1

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits

Voluntary departure under the family unity program

6.7

5.1

7.4

11.2

8.7

I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

All applicable extensions

4

4.5

4.1

4.1

3.5

I-821D

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Request for Deferred Action

5

5.8

7.1

9.6

6.6

I-821D

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Request for Renewal of Deferred Action

2.4

3

2.2

1.7

1.4

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

To request further action on an approved application or petition

6.6

4

4.6

6.7

7.4

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)

13.1

19.1

27.7

27.1

29.8

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

6.4

7.9

9

11.4

13.5

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

11.4

22.1

32.1

40.5

42.5

I-924

Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program

I924 - Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program

11.4

9.8

18.8

20

16.9

N-400

Application for Naturalization

Application for Naturalization

5.8

5.6

8.1

10.2

9.8

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate

8.5

6.4

5

4.6

2.3

N-600

Application for Certificate of Citizenship

Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship

6.3

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

N-600K

Application for Certificate of Citizenship

Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate

6.3

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

N-643

Application for Certificate of Citizenship on Behalf for an Adopted Child

Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child

6.3

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

Waivers*

Waivers

Excluding I-601A

10

16.9

23.6

29.1

30.3

Processing Times (in Months)

Authors & Contributors

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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