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USCIS Processing Times

USCIS processing times are always changing, and in recent months many types of cases are experiencing longer delays than ever before. Immigration applications are processed at national service centers around the country (depending on where you live and the availability at certain service centers at the time of filing). To find out which service center is processing your application, check the bottom left corner of your I-797C Notice of Action, Receipt Notice issued by USCIS.

Current processing times for common family-based immigration petitions are as follows:

I-765, Employment Authorization Document (with pending I-485)

  • California Service Center: 3.5 – 5.5 months
  • National Benefits Center: 5-7 months
  • Nebraska Service Center: 3-5 months
  • Texas Service Center: 1.5 – 5 months
  • Vermont Service Center: 3.5 – 5.5 months

I-131, Application for Travel Document

  • California Service Center: 3.5 – 5.5 months
  • National Benefits Center: 5 – 7 months
  • Nebraska Service Center: 4 – 6 months
  • Texas Service Center: 3 – 5 months
  • Vermont Service Center: 4.5 – 6.5 months

I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

  • Portland, OR: 7.5 – 22 months

N-400, Application for Naturalization

  • Portland, OR: 6.5 – 10.5 months

I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

  • California Service Center: 13 – 18.5 months
  • Nebraska Service Center: 15.5 – 23.5 months
  • Potomac Service Center: 15.5 – 23.5 months
  • Texas Service Center: 16 – 18.5 months
  • Vermont Service Center: 15-19 months

I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

Processing times vary widely based on the petitioner’s immigration status and how the petitioner and beneficiary are related. For up-to-date processing times, please consult our office or the USCIS website listed below.

 

Updated as of April 12, 2019For current processing times, see the official USCIS website.