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USCIS Local Offices

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

USCIS Local Office Processing TimesOf all the requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the wait to receive news on an application for a green card or for naturalization can be the most nerve-wracking. Since the forms can be processed by a number of offices, it is worth asking how processing times vary by location and whether different offices have shorter processing times for naturalization and permanent residence requests. You can use the chart below to determine how long it will take for your regional USCIS office to process your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Form N-400, Application for Citizenship (Naturalization); or Form N-600, Application for Certification of Citizenship. Find the office processing your request in the column on the left, and read across the chart to find the time it will take to process your form.

Processing Time Report as of July 31, 2016 for USCIS Local Offices

USCIS Local Office

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

Form N-400 Application for Citizenship (Naturalization)

Form N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship

Agana GU January 16, 2017 January 18, 2017 December 5, 2016
Albany NY January 25, 2017 January 22, 2017 December 9, 2016
Albuquerque NM January 8, 2017 January 22, 2017 March 1, 2017
Anchorage AK January 12, 2017 December 1, 2016 January 20, 2017
Atlanta GA October 16, 2016 October 25, 2016 February 18, 2017
Baltimore MD August 9, 2016 November 23, 2016 September 12, 2016
Boise ID November 4, 2016 February 21, 2017 January 23, 2017
Boston MA December 25, 2016 January 17, 2017 November 26, 2016
Buffalo NY February 7, 2017 February 18, 2017 February 2, 2017
Casper WY September 20, 2016 October 24, 2016 January 30, 2016
Charleston SC December 19, 2016 February 11, 2017 December 7, 2016
Charlotte Amalie VI February 19, 2016 December 17, 2016 July 17, 2016
Charlotte NC November 3, 2016 November 28, 2016 October 8, 2016
Chicago IL  October 23, 2016  December 12, 2016 January 25, 2017
Christiansted VI February 19, 2016 December 17, 2016 July 17, 2016
Chula Vista CA November 24, 2016 November 16, 2016 February 10, 2017
Cincinnati OH August 28, 2016 November 20, 2016 December 22, 2016
Cleveland OH February 14, 2017 February 22, 2017 February 6, 2017
Columbus OH January 9, 2017 February 10, 2017 January 26, 2017
Dallas TX September 24, 2016 August 29, 2016 February 4, 2017
Denver CO September 20, 2016 October 24, 2016 January 30, 2016
Des Moines IA October 7, 2016 September 10, 2016 October 16, 2016
Detroit MI October 6, 2016 November 17, 2016 November 30, 2016
El Paso TX October 6, 2016 November 17, 2016 November 30, 2016
Fort Smith AR October 3, 2016 November 8, 2016 November 10, 2016
Fresno CA December 9, 2016 February 1, 2017 February 19, 2017
Greer SC January 9, 2017 March 1, 2017 January 18, 2017
Harlingen TX October 19, 2016 November 7, 2016 November 18, 2016
Hartford CT December 2, 2016 October 18, 2016 January 17, 2017
Helena MT December 12, 2016 March 1, 2017 January 6, 2017
Hialeah FL December 11, 2016 October 9, 2016 December 16, 2016
Honolulu HI December 12, 2016 December 4, 2016 December 12, 2016
Houston TX August 14, 2016 July 29, 2016 December 29, 2016
Imperial CA January 15, 2017 December 30, 2016 November 29, 2016
Indianapolis IN January 3, 2017 January 22, 20167 January 7, 2017
Jacksonville FL January 2, 2017 December 25, 2016 October 12, 2016
Kansas City MO January 14, 2017 January 7, 2017 January 15, 2017
Kendall FL December 5, 2016 September 29, 2016 July 24, 2016
Las Vegas NV November 21, 2016 August 24, 2016 January 8, 2017
Long Island NY August 17, 2016 September 14, 2016 July 14, 2016
Los Angeles CA December 24, 2016 December 9, 2016 October 17, 2016
Los Angeles County CA November 21, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 2, 2016
Louisville KY January 9, 2017 January 12, 2017 February 17, 2017
Manchester NH February 21, 2017 February 19, 2017 February 1, 2017
Memphis TN November 2, 2016 September 14, 2016 December 21, 2016
Miami FL November 9, 2016 July 11, 2016 November 27, 2016
Milwaukee WI October 30, 2016 November 18, 2016 January 13, 2017
Minneapolis-St. Paul June 11, 2016 September 17, 2016 November 7, 2016
Mount Laurel NJ December 10, 2016 December 1, 2016 July 10, 2016
New Orleans LA October 28, 2016 September 14, 2016 April 19, 2016
New York City NY July 20, 2016 October 29, 2016 October 9, 2016
Newark NJ August 27, 2016 December 4, 2016 February 5, 2017
Norfolk VA November 21, 2016 November 13, 2016 December 17, 2016
Oakland Park FL September 4, 2016 July 31, 2016 January 28, 2017
Oklahoma City OK November 5, 2016 November 7, 2016 November 12, 2016
Omaha NE May 14, 2016 January 13, 2017 Febraury 2, 2017
Orlando FL December 1, 2016 October 25, 2016 September 12, 2016
Philadelphia PA December 16, 2016 October 1, 2016 December 17, 2016
Phoenix AZ December 2, 2016 October 27, 2016 November 27, 2016
Pittsburgh PA December 26, 2016 January 26, 2017 January 25, 2017
Portland ME January 9, 2017 March 1, 2017 April 30, 2016
Portland OR December 23, 2016 January 9, 2017 March 1, 2017
Providence RI November 3, 2016 December 27, 2016 December 17, 2016
Queens NY August 12, 2016 October 22, 2016 August 2, 2016
Raleigh NC January 26, 2017 February 7, 2017 January 26, 2017
Reno NV November 17, 2016 December 2, 2016 December 21, 2016
Sacramento CA November 24, 2016 November 16, 2016 February 10, 2017
Saint Albans VT January 20, 2017 February 18, 2017 October 15, 2016
Saint Louis MO August 28, 2016 November 20, 2016 October 15, 2016
Salt Lake City UT December 5, 2016 October 26, 2016 January 26, 2017
San Antonio TX November 7, 2016 November 24, 2016 November 25, 2016
San Bernardino CA January 12, 2017 February 6, 2017 September 20, 2016
San Diego CA November 4, 2016 January 9, 2017 February 15, 2017
San Fernando CA October 13, 2016 November 23, 2016 December 24, 2016
San Francisco CA October 23, 2016 November 13, 2016 August 23, 2016
San Jose CA September 25, 2016 September 25, 2016 November 22, 2016
San Juan PR October 12, 2016 November 26, 2016 January 21, 2017
Santa Ana CA November 7, 2016 December 7, 2016 September 29, 2016
Seattle WA October 17, 2016 November 14, 2016 September 14, 2016
Spokane WA December 28, 2016 February 7, 2017 December 24, 2016
Tampa FL December 10, 2016 October 1, 2016 October 22, 2016
Tucson AZ December 5, 2016 January 27, 2017 December 18, 2016
Washington DC September 12, 2016 November 21, 2016 November 7, 2016
West Palm Beach FL December 24, 2016 October 15, 2016 December 5, 2016
Wichita KS September 1, 2016 December 20, 2016 January 20, 2016
Yakima WA December 4, 2016 March 1, 2017 January 9, 2017

USCIS has upheld consistent standards for processing times across all of its 82 local offices, and while the time required to process a request still varies based on the form submitted, form processing times between offices remains the same. It takes USCIS the same amount of time to process a Form I-485 (the application for non-U.S. citizens to register their permanent residence and receive their green card) at its office in Albany, New York, as it does to process the same request in its office based in Spokane, Washington. This uniformity of processing times, combined with the USCIS requirement that applicants requesting naturalization or permanent residence status need to live in the same USCIS district for a minimum of three months before submitting their request, makes the act of “shopping around” — or trying to find the USCIS office that has the quickest processing time and moving to a location under its jurisdiction — a pointless effort. For updated USCIS Local Office processing times, visit https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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