The following is the USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Time Report as of July 31, 2018.
|Form||Purpose||Sub-Type||Now Processing Cases with Estimated time range of:|
|I-102||Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record||Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94||1 Weeks to 4.5 Months|
|I-129F||Petition for Alien fiance(e)|
|K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child||5 Months to 7 Months|
|I-130||Petition for a relative||U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21||6.5 Months to 8.5 Months|
|U.S. Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21||6.5 Months to 8.5 Months|
|U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21||6.5 Months to 8.5 Months|
|U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister||6.5 Months to 8.5 Months|
|Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21||5 Months to 7 Months|
|I-131||Application for a travel document|
|All other applicants for advance parole||3 Months to 5 Months|
|I-140||Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker||Extraordinary ability (E11)||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Multinational executive or manager (E13)||7.5 Months to 9.5 Months|
|Schedule A Nurses||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Advanced degree or exceptional ability|
requesting a national interest waiver (NIW)
|5 Months to 7 Months|
|Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Unskilled worker (EW3)||4 Months to 6 Months|
|I-485||Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust status||Employment-based adjustment applications||18.5 Months to 41 Months|
|Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago||16.5 Months to 28 Months|
|I-730||Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition||Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee||5.5 Months to 7.5 Months|
|I-765||Application for Employment Authorization|
|based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]||3 Weeks to 3 Months|
|based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]||3 Months to 5 Months|
|All other applications for employment authorization||3 Months to 5 Months|
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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:
- Check your receipt notice (I-797C, Notice of Action) and make sure that the receipt number begins with “SRC”.
- Look for the Form number or Purpose for your petition or application.
- Look for the specific Sub-type for your petition or application, if applicable.
- 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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