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USCIS National Benefits Center Processing Times

National Benefits Center

The following is the USCIS National Benefits Center Processing Time Report as of September 30, 2016.


Form Purpose Sub-Type

Now Processing Cases with Receipt Notice Date of:

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 June 6, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-3/K-4 - Already married - spouse and/or dependent child
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
I-131 Application for Travel Document Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole 3 Months
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal
I-290B Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU) Appeal of an adverse decision
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Family-based adjustment applications
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Under the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 2.5 Months
N-400 Application for Naturalization
N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship
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-601 Waiver of Grounds of Excludability Application for a waiver of excludability
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence March 30, 2016
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-years foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum [(a)(8)]
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

These Processing Times issued by USCIS gives you an estimate of how long it will take the National Benefits Center to process a class of petitions or applications. USCIS generally processes cases as they are received ("first in, first out").

How to use the Processing Time Report:

  1. Check your receipt notice (I-797C, Notice of Action) and make sure that the receipt number begins with "MSC".
  2. Look for the Form number or Purpose for your petition or application.
  3. Look for the specific Sub-type for your petition or application, if applicable.
  4. Check the column titled "Now Processing Cases with Receipt Notice Date of". If you see a date, the Service Center is currently processing cases filed on or before that date. If you see "X" months, it means that the Service Center is processing cases within their internally-developed goal time frames.

If you find that your case is outside "normal" processing times, you can contact USCIS Customer Service.

NOTE: If you received a notice from USCIS informing you that the case has been transferred from the National Benefits Center to another Service Center or Local Field Office, check the processing times for the destination Service Center or Local Field Offices.


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