Vermont Service Center

The following is the USCIS Vermont Service Center Processing Time Report as of December 2022.

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
9.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroad
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S.
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S.
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-2B – Other temporary workers
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker H-3 – Temporary trainees
3 Weeks
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker L – Intracompany transfers
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Blanket L
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker O – Extraordinary ability
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers
2.5 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process
3 Months
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker R – Religious occupation
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker TN – North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) professional
3 Weeks
I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker E3 – Certain specialty occupation professionals from Australia
4 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child
9 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21
16 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21
59.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21
59.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister
99 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21
30 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21
55.5 Months
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole
7 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
32 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant All other special immigrants
12 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved T Visa
30 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Based on an approved U Visa
24 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status for H4 dependents
4.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status for F or M students and J exchange visitor category
11.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for F or M students and J exchange visitor category
16.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status for B nonimmigrant
19 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H4 dependents with I-765
3.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status for H4 dependents with I-765
4 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Change of status for L dependents
19 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for U nonimmigrant
12.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Reinstatement to student status
18.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension of stay applications
15 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for H4 dependents
4 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for B nonimmigrant
19.5 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other change of status applications
16 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for T nonimmigrant
18 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Extension of stay for L dependents
15.5 Months
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
19 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
6 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
4 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
11 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(c)(33).
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)]
6.5 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization
11 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-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on being an L-2 spouse of an L-1 nonimmigrant [(a)(18)]
8 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
15.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras Initial
10 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Honduras Re-registration
8 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Sudan Initial
4 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Sudan Re-registration
8.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Somalia Initial
24.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Somalia Re-registration
14.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status South Sudan Initial
28.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status South Sudan Re-registration
6.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status EI Salvador Initial
13 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status EI Salvador Re-registration
7 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Syria Initial
14.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Syria Re-registration
15.5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Yemen Initial
12 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Yemen Re-registration
11.5 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Renewal
15.5 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for ChildhoodArrivals Request for Defferred Action
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
16.5 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
60 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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