USCIS Processing Times - All U.S. Immigration Processes

USCIS General Processing Times Information

After completing your form and submitting it, the USCIS will review your application for completeness. Once it is accepted, you will receive a Receipt Notice, along with your Receipt Number that you can use to get additional information regarding the status of your application.

USCIS handles requests in the order they were received. There is no way to precisely predict how long it will take the USCIS to process each request.

The following are general USCIS processing times, which are guidelines to help you predict the estimated waiting time:

USCIS Processing Times General Information

The processing times are an overall estimate, without considering each individual case or the workload of the USCIS Office processing the application.

This page provides you with the most recent information and is regularly updated.

To learn more about your application you will be required to provide:

  • The name of the office that is processing your application
  • The name of the application Form(s) you have submitted
  • The date on which USCIS received the application

You can find all of the information mentioned above on the receipt notice sent by the USCIS.

The estimated processing time for Form N-600 varies due to the interview process at a USCIS field office.

The local office or field office where your will attend your interview depends on where you live.

USCIS Local Offices

The local offices are mainly responsible for dealing with the immigration applications during the interview stage.

There are two type of applications that more often than not end up in the local offices: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. As you can see from the table above, there is no public information regarding the processing times of the I-751 Form. These times vary greatly across the U.S.. As it depends on the local office, the processing variation can be up to over a month. To give you an idea of the variation range, here is an example: an interview can be arranged for up to a week, after the form has been received by the Local Office, all the way to up to a few months.

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