Case Processing Times
We are testing a new method to calculate processing times for Forms I-90, I-102, I-485, I-526, I-751, I-817, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-924, N-400, N-600 and N-600K. With this method, we can post processing times that are more accurate, timely, and easier to understand.
What do the processing times mean?
We now show case processing times as a range. The first number is the time it takes to complete 50% of cases (the median). The second number is the time it takes to complete 93% of cases.Processing times for forms included in the pilot are generally based on an
analysis of the completed cases for the prior month unless otherwise stated in the “notes” section of a specific form processing times page. Processing times are generally updated on a monthly basis. For non-pilot forms, we will continue to use our old method to calculate processing times, but will add an upper limit that is generally 130% of the processing time.We calculate processing times by using historical data of completed cases. We cannot project how long it will take to complete a case filed today.
Where can I find my form number and the office that is processing my case?
Your receipt notice has key information you will need to determine your processing time.
Note: If the “USCIS Office” is the National Benefits Center (NBC) and you have filed an employment-based or family-based Form I-485, Form N-400, or Form N-600, you should check processing times for your local field office.
When can I ask about my case?
We have posted a “Receipt date for a case inquiry” to show when you can inquire about your case. The “Receipt date for a case inquiry” is the upper end of the range (converted to a date). If your receipt date is before the “Receipt date for a case inquiry”, you can submit an “outside normal processing time” service request online.