Vermont Service Center

The following is the USCIS Vermont Service 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-90AApplication to Replace Permanent Resident CardInitial issuance or replacement for Special Agricultural Workers (SAW)
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94October 31, 2016
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroadApril 10, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S.April 10, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S.June 26, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-1C – Nurses
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-2A – Temporary workers
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-2B – Other temporary workersJuly 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerH-3 – Temporary traineesMay 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerE – Treaty traders and investors
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerE3 – Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from AustraliaJuly 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerL – Intracompany transfersJuly 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerBlanket LMay 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerO – Extraordinary abilityAugust 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerP – Athletes, artists, and entertainersMay 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerQ – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace processJuly 15, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerR – Religious occupationJune 1, 2017
I-129Petition for A Nonimmigrant WorkerTN – North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) professionalJuly 1, 2017
I-129FPetition for Alien Fiance(e)K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent childJune 1, 2017
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21September 15, 2017
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21September 3, 2012
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21September 3, 2012
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeU.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterNovember 7, 2011
I-130Petition for Alien RelativePermanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21July 1, 2017
I-130Petition for Alien RelativePermanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21September 3, 2012
I-131Application for Travel DocumentAll other applicants for advance paroleApril 24, 2017
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerExtraordinary ability
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerOutstanding professor or researcher
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerMultinational executive or manager
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerSchedule A Nurses
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerAdvanced degree or exceptional ability
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerAdvanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerSkilled worker or professional
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerUnskilled worker
I-212Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or RemovalReadmission after deportation or removal
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantInternational broadcasters
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantReligious workers
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantViolence Against Women Act (VAWA)September 12, 2016
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantAll other special immigrantsSeptember 26, 2016
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusBased on an approved T VisaNovember 7, 2016
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusEmployment-based adjustment applications June 1, 2017
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusBased on an approved U VisaFebruary 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusChange of status to H or L dependentsMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusChange status to the F or M academic or vocational student categoriesMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusChange Status to the J exchange visitor categoryMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusAll other change of status applicationsMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusExtension of stay for H and L dependentsMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusExtension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational studentsMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusExtension of Stay for J exchange visitorsMarch 13, 2017
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusAll other extension applicationsMarch 13, 2017
I-601Application for Waiver of Grounds of InadmissibilityWaiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
I-612Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence RequirementApplication for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence
requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
 July 15, 2017
I-730Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionPetition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee May 1, 2017
I-751Petition to Remove the Conditions on ResidenceRemoval of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residentsOctober 10, 2016
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]July 15, 2017
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(c)(33).August 22, 2016
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)]April 1, 2017
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationAll other applications for employment authorizationSeptember 1, 2017
I-817Application for Family Unity BenefitsVoluntary departure under the family unity program
I-821Application for Temporary Protected StatusEl Salvador initial or late filingJuly 3, 2017
I-821Application for Temporary Protected StatusEl Salvador extensionJuly 3, 2017
I-821Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing
I-821Application for Temporary Protected StatusHonduras and Nicaragua extension
I-829Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove ConditionsRemoval of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivalsRequest for Defferred Action
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivalsRequest for Defferred Action
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or PetitionTo request further action on an approved application or petition
N-600Application for Certification of CitizenshipApplication for recognition of U.S. citizenship
N-643Application for Certification of Citizenship on Behalf of an Adopted ChildApplication for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child
I-914Application for T Non-immigrant StatusProvide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of trafficking in persons, and immediate familyJanuary 9, 2017
I-918Petition for U Non-immigrant StatusProvide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying familyAugust 25, 2014

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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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