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Potomac Service Center Processing Times

On 10.10.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Potomac Service Center

As of November 30, 2016

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 August 18, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child August 18, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 August 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 June 12, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 August 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 August 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 August 1, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister August 1, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] October 3, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement April 27, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal April 27, 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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National Benefits Center Processing Times

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for National Benefits Center as of: June 30, 2016

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 4, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole 3 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 2.5 Months
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan 2.5 Months
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child 2.5 Months
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence December 30, 2015
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 3 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization 3 Months
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program 6 Months
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 3 Months
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement January 1, 2016
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal January 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 Texas Service Center Processing Times

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Texas Service Center

As of November 30, 2016

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 September 14, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child July 4, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister July 4, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document September 2, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit September 2, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole September 2, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole September 2, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole September 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) July 4, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) August 3, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) July 16, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) August 3, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) August 3, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) August 3, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) July 4, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses August 3, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal August 3, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications July 28, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago May 25, 2016
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility November 30, 2016
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 August 3, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee May 24, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] September 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] November 10, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] September 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] September 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19),(a)(12)] September 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). August 1, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization September 2, 2016
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program June 4, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action March 23, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action March 23, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition June 10, 2016
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate July 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 California Service Center Processing Times

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for California Service Center

As of November 30, 2016

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 November 2, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L August 24, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E – Treaty traders and investors October 19, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad May 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. May 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. May 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A – Temporary workers November 30, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers November 30, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees November 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers August 24, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability November 1, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers October 21, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process November 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation June 21, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional November 16, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child August 16, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child August 16, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 August 16, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 August 16, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 November 16, 2015
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 May 12, 2015
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 March 12, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister May 17, 2011
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole October 16, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants April 26, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers April 26, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications February 24, 2015
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories October 18, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents May 16, 2015
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category October 29, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications October 14, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students November 2, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents May 16, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors November 2, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications October 12, 2016
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility September 16, 2016
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents May 14, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] October 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] November 30, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] October 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)] October 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] October 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization September 2, 2016
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension October 16, 2016
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador or late filing October 16, 2016
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua extension October 16, 2016
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing October 16, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action August 2, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action August 2, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition October 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 Nebraska Service Center Processing Times

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Nebraska Service Center

As of November 30, 2016

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 August 16, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. September 2, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child June 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 July 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 July 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 July 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister July 2, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document August 16, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit August 16, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole August 16, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole August 16, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole August 16, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11) March 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) July 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager (E13) January 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) June 16, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) July 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker (EW3) July 2, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) May 16, 2015
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses June 2, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal June 3, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants August 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications May 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) July 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act July 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) July 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago July 2, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago July 2, 2016
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility April 16, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee June 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)] September 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] September 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] November 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] September 16, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization September 2, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action September 16, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action July 4, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition June 2, 2016
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate February 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 Vermont Service Center Processing Times

On 07.18.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

Field Office Processing Dates for Vermont Service Center

As of November 30, 2016

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-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L July 18, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker November 1, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad April 11, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S. April 11, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S. December 7, 2015
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers October 29, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees September 29, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers July 18, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability September 26, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers September 26, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process August 22, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation August 22, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional October 24, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 July 4, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 July 4, 2016
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 brother or sister November 7, 2011
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole July 18, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal August 1, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants August 1, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) April 11, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa April 4, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa May 15, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors June 27, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications June 27, 2016
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 October 10, 2016
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents December 14, 2015
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] August 13, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] August 13, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] September 26, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] August 22, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19)(a)(12)] September 2, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). August 1, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization October 3, 2016
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension May 9, 201
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing May 9, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action September 12, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action September 12, 2016
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition August 29, 2016
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 May 16, 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 June 9, 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 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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