USCIS Processing Time Information for the
National Benefits Center

How To Use the Chart

The chart below shows most forms processed at our Service Centers.

Important Information About Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

You can submit an inquiry about your Form I-765 if your case has been pending more than 75 days.

  • Please note that for Form I-765 category (c)(8), based on a pending asylum application, the processing timeframes listed apply only to an initial filing.
  • Please note that the 90-day period for adjudicating Form I-765 category (c)(33) filed with Form I-821D, requesting deferred action for childhood arrivals, does not begin until we make a decision on your request for deferred action.
 
Field Office Processing Dates for National Benefits Center as of: September 30, 2016
Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Cases As Of Date:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 July 6, 2016
I-131 Application for Travel Document All other applicants for advance parole 3 Months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status All other extension applications 2.5 Months
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. U.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan 2.5 Months
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child 2.5 Months
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence March 30, 2016
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)] 3 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization All other applications for employment authorization 3 Months
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits Voluntary departure under the family unity program 6 Months
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 3 Months