National Benefits Center

The following is the USCIS National Benefits Center Processing Time Report as of September 30, 2017.

FormPurposeSub-TypeNow Processing Cases with Receipt Notice Date of:
I-90Application to Replace Permanent Resident CardInitial issuance or replacement
I-90Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card10-year renewal
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94May 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerO – Extraordinary abilityJune 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerP – Athletes, artists, and entertainersJune 1, 2017
I-129FPetition for Alien Fiance(e)K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
I-131Application for Travel DocumentHaitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole
I-131Application for Travel DocumentAll other applicants for advance paroleSeptember 8, 2017
I-212Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or RemovalReadmission after deportation or removal
I-290BNotice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)Appeal of an adverse decision
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusFamily-based adjustment applications
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusUnder the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusAll other change of status applications
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusAll other extension applicationsJuly 15, 2017
N-400Application for Naturalization
N-600Application for Certification of Citizenship
I-600Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate RelativeU.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphanMay 1, 2017
I-600AApplication for Advance Processing of Orphan PetitionU.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born childMay 1, 2017
I-601Waiver of Grounds of ExcludabilityApplication for a waiver of excludability
I-601AApplication for Provisional Unlawful Presence WaiverProvisional Waiver of Unlawful PresenceMay 19, 2017
I-612Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence RequirementApplication for a waiver of the 2-years foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending asylum [(a)(8)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]September 15, 2017
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationAll other applications for employment authorizationMay 16, 2017
I-817Application for Family Unity BenefitsVoluntary departure under the family unity programJuly 15, 2017
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or PetitionTo request further action on an approved application or petitionFebruary 3, 2017

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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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