Immigration Processing Times
The most recent processing times for petitions and applications for immigration benefits submitted to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of State (DOS) can be found on this page.
We link to the most recent processing times for each of four USCIS Service Centers, the National Benefits Center and the Administrative Appeals Office. We also link to the processing times of all of 83 USCIS District Offices and Sub-offices. We link to the Labor Department’s page entitled “Processing dates for labor certification applications”. Finally, we link to the State Department’s “Visa Wait Times” page. Simply enter the consulate where you wish to apply for a temporary non-immigrant visa, and you will be informed as to how long it takes to obtain such a visa at any visa-issuing consular post overseas.
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Processing Times is divided into the following subtopics:
- USCIS Service Centers and Field Offices
- Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)
- Labor Department Processing Times
- Nonimmigrant Visa Wait Times
USCIS SERVICES CENTERS AND FIELD OFFICES
For your reference, we have included tables where you can access the processing times for the USCIS’ four Service Centers (California, Nebraska, Texas, and Vermont), the National Benefits Center, and the USCIS’ various field offices.
Search the Field Offices for the USCIS’ 83 District Offices and Sub-offices to look up the processing times for (1) Applications for Adjustment of Status; (2) Work Authorization; (3) Advance Parole; (4) Naturalization and other types of applications.
All you need to know is
- The office where your petition has been filed or transferred to
- The type of application or petition
- The date on which the petition was filed
This information can all be found on the Notice of Receipt that was mailed to you by the USCIS.
Warning: Processing times may appear faster on the official lists than they are in reality.
To see how fast (or slow) your service center or local USCIS office is processing a particular type of petition or application, see the Government Processing Times Page.
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OFFICE
The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) reviews decisions made by USCIS officers to ensure consistency and accuracy in the practice of immigration laws, regulations, and policies. It adjudicates appeals and delivers resolutions through written decisions.
Appeals Officers produce appellate decisions for resolutions of both individual applications and petitions for immigration benefits.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROCESSING TIMES
We link to the Labor Department’s Official PERM Processing Times.
NONIMMIGRANT VISA WAITING TIMES
The Department of State (DOS) issues temporary, non-immigrant, visas about over 100 consular posts around the world. We link to the DOS’ Visa Wait Times page. Select the appropriate consulate, and learn the current waiting times for receiving a particular type of temporary visa.