Vermont Service Center

The following is the USCIS Vermont Service Center Processing Time Report as of August 31, 2020.

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
6.5 Months to 15 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S.
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S.
4 Months to 6 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers
4 Weeks to 3 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees
5 Months to 7 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers
2.5 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L
2.5 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability
4 Weeks to 3 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation
2 Months to 7 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) professional
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 – Certain specialty occupation professionals from Australia
2 Months to 4 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child
15.5 Months to 20 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
21 Months to 27.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21
37.5 Months to 49 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21
69 Months to 89.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister
100.5 Months to 131 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21
17.5 Months to 22.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21
51.5 Months to 67 Months
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole
5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
17 Months to 22.5 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants
13.5 Months to 17 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa
17.5 Months to 20.5 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa
12 Months to 25 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status to H or L dependents 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change Status to the J exchange visitor category 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H and L dependents 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay as T nonimmigrant
5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay as U nonimmigrant
6.5 Months to 8.5 Months
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
11 Months to 18 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(c)(33).
3 Months to 5 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)]
3 Months to 5 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization
3 Months to 5 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Form I-765V only; does not include a Form I-765 filed with a VAWA-based Form I-360
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador initial or late filing
6 Months to 8 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status El Salvador extension
6 Months to 8 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua extension
6 Months to 8 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing
6 Months to 8 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Renewal
9 Months to 11.5 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Request for Defferred Action
8.5 Months to 11 Months
I-914 Application for T Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of trafficking in persons, and immediate family
18 Months to 27 Months
I-918 Petition for U Non-immigrant Status Provide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying family
57 Months to 57.5 Months

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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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