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USCIS Vermont Service Center Processing Times

Vermont Service Center

The following is the USCIS Vermont Service Center Processing Time Report as of July 31, 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-90A Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement for Special Agricultural Workers (SAW)
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 October 12, 2015
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Visa to be issued abroad April 11, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Change of status in the U.S. April 11, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B - Specialty occupation - Extension of stay in the U.S. October 2, 2015
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1C - Nurses
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2A - Temporary workers
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B - Other temporary workers 1 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 - Temporary trainees 2 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E - Treaty traders and investors
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L - Intracompany transfers January 18, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L January 18, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O - Extraordinary ability May 30, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P - Athletes, artists, and entertainers May 30, 2016
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q - Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process 2 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R - Religious occupation 5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN - North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) professional 2 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 - Not yet married - fiance and/or dependent child 5 Months
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 March 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister November 7, 2011
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21 March 2, 2016
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21 September 3, 2012
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole March 28, 2016
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Outstanding professor or researcher
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Multinational executive or manager
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Schedule A Nurses
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Advanced degree or exceptional ability
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Skilled worker or professional
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Unskilled worker
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal 4 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant International broadcasters
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Religious workers
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 5 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants 5 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa February 15, 2016
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa February 15, 2016
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors 2.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 2.5 Months
I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence
requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
4 Months
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents October 5, 2015
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)] 3 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)] June 13, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 3 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(c)(33). February 8, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)] April 11, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization April 25, 2016
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing December 21, 2015
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension December 21, 2015
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua extension
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 3 Months
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Request for Deffered Action 6 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Renewal 3.5 Months
N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship
N-643 Application for Certification of Citizenship on Behalf of an Adopted Child Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child
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 February 29, 2016
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 May 7, 2014

These Processing Times issued by USCIS gives you an estimate of how long it will take the Vermont 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-129 (H-1B petitions) is 2 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 "EAC".
  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 Vermont 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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