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Historical National Average Processing Time (in Months) for All USCIS Offices for Select Forms By Fiscal Year

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Fiscal Year 2016 to 2020 (up to September 30, 2020)

Processing Times (in Months)

 

Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20

I-90 

Application to
Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance, replacement or renewal

6.1

8.4

6.7

6.9

7.6

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure
Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

4.7

4.5

3.9

3.5

5.2

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant
Worker

Non-Immigrant Petition (premium filed)

.6

.6

.6

.6

1.1

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant
Worker

Non-Immigrant Petition (non-premium filed)

5.5

4

3.5

3.7

3.3

I-129F

Petition for
Alien Fiance(e)

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

2.9

4.1

6.7

4.8

5.1

I-130

Petition for
Alien Relative

Immediate Relative

6

7.7

9.7

10.6

10.3

I-131

Application for
Travel Document

Advance Parole

2.3

3

3.9

4.5

4.7

I-131

Application for
Travel Document

Parole in Place

4.8

5

11.3

10.3

2.7

I-140

Immigrant
Petition for
Alien Worker

Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)

.5

.8

.7

.7

1.3

I-140

Immigrant
Petition for
Alien Worker

Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)

5.7

6.9

7.8

5.3

6

I-290B

Notice of Appeal
to the
Administrative
Appeals Unit (AAU)

I-290B Appeal

12.7

10.2

5

3.1

4.3

I-290B

Notice of
Appeal to the Administrative
Appeals Unit (AAU)

I-290B Motion to Reopen

5.5

5.7

6.2

5.8

5.7

I-360

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

Immigrant Petition (All Classifications)

4.8

8.8

13.5

16.8

12.6

I-485

Application to
Register
Permanent
Residence or
to Adjust Status

Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago

7.3

7.8

8.9

9.9

17.2

I-485

Application to
Register
Permanent
Residence or
to Adjust Status

Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago

6.2

6.5

7

9.5

9.5

I-485

Application to
Register
Permanent
Residence or
to Adjust Status

Employment-based adjustment applications

6.8

8.1

11.1

12.8

14.4

I-485

Application to
Register
Permanent
Residence or
to Adjust Status

Family-based adjustment applications

6.8

8.4

11.1

11.1

9.9

I-485

Application to
Register
Permanent
Residence or
to Adjust Status

All Other Adjustment of Status

7.5

8

11.6

11.8

12.7

I-526

Immigrant
Petition By Alien Entrepreneur

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

15.9

18.8

22.2

19.8

14.2

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant
Status

All Change of Status Applications

3.5

3.3

4.5

4

5.5

I-600

Petition to
Classify Orphan
as an Immediate
Relative

U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan

.8

1.5

1.5

1.6

2.9

I-600A

Application for
Advance
Processing of
Orphan Petition

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

.8

1.5

1.5

1.6

2.9

I-601A

Application for Provisional
Unlawful
Presence Waiver

Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence

4.9

4.8

5.4

8.7

12.1

I-730

Refugee/Asylee
Relative Petition

Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee

6.5

7.8

9

12.3

18.6

I-751

Petition to
Remove the
Conditions on
Residence

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

9.1

11.8

16.1

15.5

13.9

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

2.6

3.1

4.2

4.5

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).

4.3

2.9

2.1

1.2

1.2

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits

Voluntary departure under the family unity program

5.1

7.4

11.2

9

6.7

I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

All applicable extensions

4.5

4.1

4.2

8

8.5

I-821D

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Request for Deferred Action

5.8

7.1

9.7

11.1

8.4

I-821D

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Request for Renewal of Deferred Action

3

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.5

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

To request further action on an approved application or petition

4

4.6

6.7

8

7.4

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)

19.1

27.7

27.1

33.3

37.2

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

7.9

9

11.4

16.1

16.3

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

22.1

32.1

40.6

44.5

48.8

I-924

Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program

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

9.8

18.8

20

17.6

23.4

N-400

Application for Naturalization

Application for Naturalization

5.6

8.1

10.3

9.9

9.3

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

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

6.4

5

4.5

2.6

4.1

N-600

Application for Certificate of Citizenship

Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

8.4

N-600K

Application for Certificate of Citizenship

Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

8.4

N-634

Application for Certificate of Citizenship on Behalf for an Adopted Child

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

5.9

7.1

9.5

8.4

8.4

Waivers

Waivers

Excluding I-601A

16.9

23.6

29.1

31.6

33.8

 

NA - Not available.

  1. Some of the forms have been aggregated.
  2. Waivers include the following forms: I-191, I-192, I-601, I-602, I-612, and I-212.
  3. Discrepancies from past historical processing time reports may exist due to differences in reporting procedures.
  4. These processing times, which combine data from all USCIS offices, are based on the length of time that an office's application/petition receipts have been awaiting adjudication (pending).
  5. These processing times exclude petitions and applications with, for example, a pending re-exam for N-400s, request for evidence (RFE), notice of intent to deny or revoke, or due to visa unavailability. As a result, the times posted on the historic processing times website may differ from what is on the processing times website.
  6. Historical processing times are not comparable to the processing times posted on the USCIS processing times webpage (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/) for certain form types due to different methodologies (for example, cycle time methodology versus processing time methodology). For more information, visit the Case Processing Times page.
  7. FY2020 uses data from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

  1. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool, queried November 2020.
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