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The following is the USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Time Report as of May 31, 2014


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
3.5 Months
10-year renewal
3.5 Months
I-90A Replacement of a permanent resident card for a special agricultural worker (SAW)November 2,2011
I-102 Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 
February 26, 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 fiance or spouse to come as a nonimmigrant K-1/K-2 Not yet married -- fiance and/or dependent child
December 17,2013
K-3/K-4 Already married -- spouse and/or dependent child
December 17,2013
I-130  Petition for Alien Relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21
5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
November 18, 2013
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21
November 18,2013
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister
November 18,2013
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
Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole
All other applicants for advance parole
3 Months
I-140 Petition for an immigrant (permanent) worker Extraordinary ability
4 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher
4 Months
Multinational executive or manager
4 Months
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


Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
International broadcasters
Religious workers
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
All other special immigrants
5 Months
I-485 Adjustment of status application Employment-based adjustment applications
December 28, 2013
Adjustment applications 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 By Alien Entrepreneur
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-612 Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
I-730 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)
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
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 an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).
90 Days


based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)]
All other applications for employment authorization
3 Months
I-817 Voluntary departure under the family unity program
September 23, 2013
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
December 5, 2013
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
6 Months
N-600 Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship
N-643 Application for citizenship for an adopted child

Texas Service Center has jurisdiction over the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Because of shifting priorities, workload adjustments, available resources, and a host of other reasons, the processing time reflected on your receipt notice for any given application/petition type may not match the date of cases pending initial adjudication.

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