Texas Service Center

The following is the USCIS Texas Service Center Processing Time Report as of March 31, 2021.

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
6 Months to 277 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien fiance(e)
K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child
9.5 Months to 12 Months
I-130 Petition for a relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21
8 Months to 10.5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
8 Months to 10.5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21
8 Months to 10.5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister
8 Months to 10.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21
1 Week to 7 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
1 Week to 7 Months
I-131 Application for a travel document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document
1.5 Months to 5 Months
Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit
1.5 Months to 5 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole
3.5 Months to 5.5 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole 3.5 Months to 5.5 Months
All other applicants for advance parole 3.5 Months to 5.5 Months
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11)
5 Months to 22 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)
2 Weeks to 6.5 Months
Multinational executive or manager (E13)
10 Months to 53.5 Months
Schedule A Nurses
1.5 Months to 9 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)
2 Weeks to 8.5 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability
requesting a national interest waiver (NIW)
13 Months to 27.5 Months
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)
5 Months to 9 Months
Unskilled worker (EW3)
7.5 Months to 12.5 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust status Employment-based adjustment applications
12 Months to 29 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago
13 Months to 34 Months
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee
22.5 Months to 29 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
7 Months to 12 Months
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
1 Week to 30.5 Months
Based on being an L-2 spouse of an L-1 nonimmigrant [(a)(18)]
5 Months to 10.5 Months
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
2 Months to 3.5 Months
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
5.5 Months to 6 Months
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
5.5 Months to 11 Months
Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
All other applications for employment authorization
4 Months to 9 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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