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National Benefits Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for National Benefits Center as of: March 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 January 17, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole December 30, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications March 31, 2017
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan March 31, 2017
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child March 31, 2017
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence November 27, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] December 30, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization December 29, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition October 22, 2016

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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Potomac Service Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Potomac Service Center as of: May 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child February 20, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child February 20, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21  February 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 January 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 February 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister February 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] May 1, 2017
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement October 1, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal October 1, 2016

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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USCIS Vermont Service Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Vermont Service Center as of: July 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 October 24, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad April 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. April 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees April 10, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional April 17, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers April 24, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L April 24, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 – Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia April 24, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process April 24, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers May 29, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation February 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability June 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers June 15, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child January 30, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister November 7, 2011
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 January 23, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 January 30, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole December 12, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal December 5, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants September 26, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) August 15, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa October 3, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa December 19, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors January 9, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications January 9, 2017
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution March 1, 2017
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents July 18, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). August 22, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization April 1, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension April 1, 2017
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing April 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action December 12, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action December 12, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition March 20, 2017
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 October 10, 2016
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 August 25, 2014

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

 

Field Office Processing Dates for Texas Service Center as of: July 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 May 16, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child March 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child March 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 December 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 December 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 December 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 November 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 December 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister December 1, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document May 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit May 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole May 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole May 1, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole May 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) April 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) April 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) January 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) April 1, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) April 1, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) April 1, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) March 4, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses April 1, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications January 14, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago November 15, 2016
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility N/A
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution April 1, 2017
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee January 19, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] July 9, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization May 1, 2017
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program August 16, 2016

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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USCIS California Service Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

 

Field Office Processing Dates for California Service Center as of: July 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 April 16, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E – Treaty traders and investors May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad April 2, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. April 2, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. April 2, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A – Temporary workers June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers June 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability June 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers June 15, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process May 1, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation February 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child February 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child February 1, 2017
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 August 23, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 December 15, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 February 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 May 27, 2015
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 March 20, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister May 19, 2011
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole April 1, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants February 1, 2017
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers February 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications April 24, 2015
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories April 16, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents April 2, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category April 16, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications April 16, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students April 16, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents April 2, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors Apri; 16, 2017
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications April 16, 2017
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility N/A
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution February 22, 2017
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents June 20, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] April 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization April 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action December 13, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action December 13, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition April 1, 2017

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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USCIS Nebraska Service Center Processing Times

On 05.26.17 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

 Field Office Processing Dates for Nebraska Service Center as of: July 31, 2017

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing Processing Cases As Of Date
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 April 16, 2017
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. June 1, 2017
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 December 9, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister December 9, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document April 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit April 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole April 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole April 16, 2017
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole April 16, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) March 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) March 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) July 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) March 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) March 1, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) March 1, 2017
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) August 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses November 2, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal September 26, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants March 1, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications December 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) March 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act March 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) March 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago February 2, 2017
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago February 2, 2017
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility August 16, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee February 2, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] July 19, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] May 1, 2017
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization May 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action February 1, 2017
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action February 1, 2017
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition February 2, 2017
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 August 25, 2014
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate October 7, 2016

While we strive to provide you the latest processing times by service center location, it is always recommended to check with USCIS directly for the current processing times posted at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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USCIS Service Centers

On 05.12.12 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

USCIS Service CentersUSCIS Service Centers process those cases that are mailed to them based on the filing instructions on the various forms and e-filed applications.  There are no information services provided by the service centers, nor do they provide in-person services. No appointments are scheduled at these centers, but they may however schedule appointments at local offices or Application Support Centers (ASC).

Service centers send a receipt within 30 days of receiving an application or petition and this receipt will give details of how the case will be processed. If an application is e-filed, the applicant can print their own receipt after successfully filing the application.

California Service Center

Who has to file at the California Service Center?

All forms have filing instructions that make it clear where an applicant needs to mail the application to.

Persons need to mail their applications to the California Service Center if the instructions on the form say so.  All forms need to be mailed unless it is specified in the instructions that the form has an e-filing option.

For applications that can be e-filed, the receipt can be printed by the applicant immediately. For applications mailed to the service center, the receipt will be sent within 30 days of the center receiving the application or petition.

Recent Filing Instruction Changes

There are no changes at this time.

Case Status and Processing Time

It is possible to sign up for e-mail and/or text message updates of your case status. You can also track your case status by following your case on the USCIS website.

Click here to find out more about the processing time at the California Service Center.

For any problem with a case that is pending or completed, in case of change in address or for any other service, applicants need to contact the National Customer Service Center.

For cases filed under the Premium Processing program, information regarding how to contact the service center can be found on the Form I-797 receipt notice.

Nebraska Service Center

Who has to file at the Nebraska Service Center?

All forms have filing instructions that make it clear where an applicant needs to mail the application to.

Persons need to mail their applications to the Nebraska Service Center if the instructions on the form say so.  All forms need to be mailed unless it is specified in the instructions that the form has an e-filing option.

For applications that can be e-filed, the receipt can be printed by the applicant immediately. For applications mailed to the service center, the receipt will be sent within 30 days of the center receiving the application or petition.

Recent Filing Instruction Changes

Some forms are no longer filed at the Nebraska Service Center – Form I-102, Form I-131, Form I-765, Form I-824, and most Form I-485s. The filing instructions of each form has information on where to file.  To ensure that the edition of the form being filed is current, it is advised to check with the forms section of the USCIS website. Applications filed at the wrong address will be returned with the fees and the whole process will get delayed.

Case Status and Processing Time

It is possible to sign up for e-mail and/or text message updates of your case status. You can also track your case status by following your case on the USCIS website.

Click here to find out more about the processing time at the Nebraska Service Center.

For any problem with a case that is pending or completed, in case of change in address or for any other service, applicants need to contact the National Customer Service Center.

For cases filed under the Premium Processing program, information regarding how to contact the service center can be found on the Form I-797 receipt notice.

Texas Service Center

Who has to file at the Texas Service Center?

All forms have filing instructions that make it clear where an applicant needs to mail the application to.

Persons need to mail their applications to the Texas Service Center if the instructions on the form say so.  All forms need to be mailed unless it is specified in the instructions that the form has an e-filing option.

For applications that can be e-filed, the receipt can be printed by the applicant immediately. For applications mailed to the service center, the receipt will be sent within 30 days of the center receiving the application or petition.

Recent Filing Instruction Changes

Some forms are no longer filed at the Texas Service Center.  The filing instructions of each form has information on where to file.  To ensure that the edition of the form being filed is current, it is advised to check with the forms section of the USCIS website. Applications filed at the wrong address will be returned with the fees and the whole process will get delayed.

Case Status and Processing Time

It is possible to sign up for e-mail and/or text message updates of your case status. You can also track your case status by following your case on the USCIS website.

Click here to find out more about the processing time at the Texas Service Center.

For any problem with a case that is pending or completed, in case of change in address or for any other service, applicants need to contact the National Customer Service Center.

For cases filed under the Premium Processing program, information regarding how to contact the service center can be found on the Form I-797 receipt notice.

Vermont Service Center

Who has to file at the Vermont Service Center?

All forms have filing instructions that make it clear where an applicant needs to mail the application to.

Persons need to mail their applications to the Vermont Service Center if the instructions on the form say so.  All forms need to be mailed unless it is specified in the instructions that the form has an e-filing option.

The Vermont Service Center is where all cases that are Violence Against Women (VAWA) cases, all Form I-914 and Form I-918 applications need to be filed.  This service center is the only one with jurisdiction for the above mentioned cases.

For applications that can be e-filed, the receipt can be printed by the applicant immediately. For applications mailed to the service center, the receipt will be sent within 30 days of the center receiving the application or petition.

Recent Filing Instruction Changes

There are no changes at this time.

Case Status and Processing Time

It is possible to sign up for e-mail and/or text message updates of your case status. You can also track your case status by following your case on the USCIS website.

Click here to find out more about the processing time at the Vermont Service Center.

For any problem with a case that is pending or completed, in case of change in address or for any other service, applicants need to contact the National Customer Service Center.

Emergency Processing:

To request an expedited processing of a case, the applicant has to prove that he/she  is or will be subjected to

a severe financial loss (either to a company or an individual), an emergency situation or a humanitarian situation.

Expedited processing of an application can also be requested if:

– it had been submitted by a nonprofit organization for the cultural and social interests of the United States; or

– it is relevant to a Department of Defense or National Interest Situation. (In such cases, the emergency processing request should be made by an official government entity. The request should also indicate how a delay in processing will be adversely affect the US government.)

– there was a processing error by the USCIS.

– it represents some other compelling interest of the US government.

If the applicant is able to prove one of the above situations, then he/she can file the application along with the supporting documents, by express mail, at the following address:

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

75 Lower Welden

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

 

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