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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 December 31, 2016.


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 July 28, 2016
I-129 Petition for a nonimmigrant (temporary) worker H-1B specialty occupation Visa to be issued abroad July 28, 2016
H-1B specialty occupation Change of status in the U.S July 28, 2016
H-1B specialty occupation Extension of stay in the U.S July 28, 2016
H-1C nurses July 28, 2016
H-2A temporary workers July 28, 2016
H-2B other temporary workers July 28, 2016
H-3 temporary trainees July 28, 2016
E treaty traders and investors July 28, 2016
L intracompany transferees July 28, 2016
Blanket L July 28, 2016
O extraordinary ability July 28, 2016
P athletes, artists, and entertainers July 28, 2016
Q cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace Process July 28, 2016
R religious occupation July 28, 2016
TN North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional July 28, 2016
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 Not yet married -- fiance and/or dependent child July 28, 2016
K-3/K-4 Already married -- spouse and/or dependent child July 28, 2016
I-130  Petition for a relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21 July 28, 2016
U.S. Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 28, 2016
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21 July 28, 2016
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister July 28, 2016
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21 July 28, 2016
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21 July 28, 2016
I-131 Application for a travel document  Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit July 28, 2016
Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document July 28, 2016
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole July 28, 2016
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole July 28, 2016
All other applicants for advance parole July 28, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker  Extraordinary ability (E11) July 28, 2016
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12) July 28, 2016
Multinational executive or manager (E13) July 28, 2016
Schedule A Nurses July 28, 2016
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21) July 28, 2016

Advanced degree or exceptional ability
requesting a national interest waiver (NIW)

July 28, 2016
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32) July 28, 2016
Unskilled worker (EW3) July 28, 2016
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal July 28, 2016
I-360 Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
immigrants
International broadcasters July 28, 2016
Religious workers July 28, 2016
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) July 28, 2016
All other special immigrants July 28, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust status  Employment-based adjustment applications July 28, 2016
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago July 28, 2016
Adjustment application based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago July 28, 2016
Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) July 28, 2016
Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act July 28, 2016
Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) July 28, 2016
Under the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act July 28, 2016
I-526 Immigrant Investor Petition July 28, 2016
I-539 Application to change or extend nonimmigrant (temporary) status     Change of status to H or L (specialty occupation worker or intracompany transferee) July 28, 2016
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories July 28, 2016
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category July 28, 2016
All other change of status applications July 28, 2016
Extension of stay for H and L specialty occupation workers and intracompany July 28, 2016
Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students July 28, 2016
Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors July 28, 2016
All other extension applications. July 28, 2016
I-601 Application for a Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility July 28, 2016
I-612 Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution July 28, 2016
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee July 28, 2016
I-751 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents) July 28, 2016
I-765     Application for Employment Authorization     based on TPS for EI Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)] July 28, 2016
based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] July 28, 2016
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] July 28, 2016
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] July 28, 2016
based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)] July 28, 2016
Based on a concurrently filed I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33). July 28, 2016
All other applications for employment authorization July 28, 2016
I-817 Voluntary departure under the family unity program July 28, 2016
I-821    Application for temporary protected status El Salvador initial or late filing July 28, 2016
El Salvador extension July 28, 2016
Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing July 28, 2016
Honduras and Nicaragua extension July 28, 2016
I-824 To request further action on an application or petition that has already been approved July 28, 2016
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Request for Deferred Action July 28, 2016
Renewal July 28, 2016
I-829 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) July 28, 2016
I-829 Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) based on PL107-273 July 28, 2016
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document July 28, 2016
N-600 Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship July 28, 2016
N-643 Application for citizenship for an adopted child July 28, 2016

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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