Texas Service Center

The following is the USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Time Report as of September 30, 2018.

FormPurposeSub-TypeNow Processing Cases with Estimated time range of:
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94
3.5 Months to 5.5 Months
I-129FPetition for Alien fiance(e)
K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child
4 Months to 7 Months
I-130Petition for a relativeU.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 sister6.5 Months to 8.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21
7 Months to 9 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
7 Months to 9 Months
I-131Application for a travel documentRefugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document
Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole
All other applicants for advance parole2.5 Months to 5 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerExtraordinary ability (E11)3.5 Months to 6 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)3.5 Months to 6 Months
Multinational executive or manager (E13)7 Months to 9.5 Months
Schedule A Nurses3.5 Months to 6 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)3.5 Months to 6 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability
requesting a national interest waiver (NIW)
7 Months to 9.5 Months
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)3.5 Months to 6 Months
Unskilled worker (EW3)3.5 Months to 6 Months
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust statusEmployment-based adjustment applications
10 Months to 24.5 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago
11 Months to 22 Months
I-730Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionPetition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee
7.5 Months to 9.5 Months
I-765Application for Employment Authorization
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
5 Weeks to 3 Months
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
5 Weeks to 5 Months
All other applications for employment authorization
5 Weeks 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:

  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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