USCIS Processing Time Information for our
National Benefits Center

Posted: March 18, 2014

Instructions on Using the Table

Below is a chart that shows the Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of the forms that are processed at that office. (Note that not all offices process all types of applications and petitions.)

Find the particular form number (in the left column) or form name (in the center column) in which you are interested. In the right column you will find either a timeframe in months or an exact date.

If the office is processing a particular type of application in less time than our processing goal, you will see the processing times expressed in months (for example, if the office is processing naturalization applications in less than our 5 month goal, the processing time will state "Five Months"). However, if that office is taking longer than our processing goal to handle the form type in question, you will see the filing date (e.g., "April 10, 2003") of the last case we processed on the date the website chart was last updated. The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month.

IMPORTANT: If your receipt notice date is earlier than the processing date shown, we suggest you call our USCIS Customer Service Office at 1-800-375-5283 for assistance.

Please note that the processing times listed below for Form Number I-765 category (c)(8), based on a pending asylum application, only applies to an initial filing. The processing time for a renewal I-765 category (c)(8) is 3 Months.

The 90-day period for reviewing Form I-765 filed together with Form I-821D begins if and when USCIS decides whether to defer action in your case.

We offer a variety of services after you file. For example, for most kinds of cases you can check the status of your case online.

 
Field Office Processing Dates for National Benefits Center as of: January 31, 2014
Form Title Classification or Basis for Filing: Processing Timeframe:
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94 2.5 Months
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21 July 16, 2013
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-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 December 31, 2011
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition 3 Months
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card Initial issuance or replacement June 28, 2013
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 10-year renewal June 28, 2013