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USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Times

Texas Service Center

The following is the USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Time Report as of May 31, 2015.


Form Purpose Sub-Type

Now Processing Cases with Receipt Notice Date of:

I-90 Replacement or renewal of a permanent resident card  Initial issuance or replacement
10-year renewal
I-90A Replacement of a permanent resident card for a special agricultural worker (SAW)
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Replacement of an Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94)
Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 September 19, 2014
I-129 Petition for a nonimmigrant (temporary) worker H-1B specialty occupation Visa to be issued abroad
H-1B specialty occupation Change of status in the U.S
H-1B specialty occupation Extension of stay in the U.S
H-1C nurses
H-2A temporary workers
H-2B other temporary workers
H-3 temporary trainees
E treaty traders and investors
L intracompany transferees
Blanket L
O extraordinary ability
P athletes, artists, and entertainers
Q cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace Process
R religious occupation
TN North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 Not yet married -- fiance and/or dependent child November 10, 2014
K-3/K-4 Already married -- spouse and/or dependent child November 10, 2014
I-130  Petition for a relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21 December 21, 2014
U.S. Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21 December 21, 2014
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21 December 21, 2014
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister December 21, 2014
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21 5 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21 5 Months
I-131 Application for a travel document  Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit 3 Months
Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document 3 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole 3 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole 3 Months
All other applicants for advance parole 3 Months
I-140 Petition for an immigrant (permanent) worker  Extraordinary ability January 2, 2015
Outstanding professor or researcher 4 Months
Multinational executive or manager January 2, 2015
Schedule A Nurses 4 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability 4 Months

Advanced degree or exceptional ability
(requesting national interest waiver)

4 Months
Skilled worker or professional 4 Months
Unskilled worker 4 Months
I-212 Consent to reapply for admission after deportation or removal
I-360 Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
immigrants
International broadcasters
Religious workers
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
All other special immigrants 5 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust status  Employment-based adjustment applications October 20, 2014
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago 4 Months
Adjustment application based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago
Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA)
Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act
Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)
Under the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act
I-526 Immigrant Investor Petition
I-539 Application to change or extend nonimmigrant (temporary) status     Change of status to H or L (specialty occupation worker or intracompany transferee)
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
All other change of status applications
Extension of stay for H and L specialty occupation workers and intracompany
Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors
All other extension applications.
I-601 Application for a Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility 4 Months
I-612 Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee 5 Months
I-751 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents) 6 Months
I-765     Application for Employment Authorization     based on TPS for EI Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] 3 Months
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] 3 Weeks
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 3 Months
based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
Based on a concurrently filed I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).b>

90 days
All other applications for employment authorization 3 Months
I-817 Voluntary departure under the family unity program 6 Months
I-821    Application for temporary protected status El Salvador initial or late filing
El Salvador extension
Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing
Honduras and Nicaragua extension
I-824 To request further action on an application or petition that has already been approved October 4, 2014
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action 6 Months
Renewal 3.5 Months
I-829 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)
I-829 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) based on PL107-273
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document November 21, 2014
N-600 Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship
N-643 Application for citizenship for an adopted child

These Processing Times issued by USCIS gives you an estimate of how long it will take the Texas Service Center to process a class of petitions or applications. USCIS generally processes cases as they are received ("first in, first out"). USCIS has also developed internal goals for most types of petitions and applications. For example, the stated goal for Form I-140 is 4 months.

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 "SRC".
  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 Texas Service 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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