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Current Processing Times for the Administrative Appeals Office

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is an appellate review board consisting of nine branch offices that review and adjudicate appeals of decisions made by the USCIS. For the first time in many months, several case types are expected to take longer than six months to be completed.

Timeliness of Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Completions (April-June 2017)

Form TypeCase TypeCompleted 0-180 DaysQuarterly Completions
Cumulative of all completions 97%1,333
I-129CWCNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker80%5
I-129ETreaty Trader or Investor100%1
I-129FPetition for Fiancée100%71
I-129H1BNonimmigrant Specialty Occupation Worker100%257
I-129H2Temporary Nonimmigrant Worker100%30
I-129LNonimmigrant Intracompany Transferee100%50
I-129ONonimmigrant Extraordinary Ability Worker100%14
I-129PAthletes, Artists and Entertainers100%7
I-129QCultural Exchange Worker100%1
I-129RNonimmigrant Religious Worker100%14
I-131Application for Travel Document83%6
I-140AAlien with Extraordinary Ability100%31
I-140BOutstanding Professor or Researcher100%2
I-140CMultinational Manager or Executive100%43
I-140DAdvanced Degree Professional96%57
I-140EProfessional Worker93%28
I-140FSkilled Worker100%18
I-140GOther Worker100%7
I-140INational Interest Waiver100%20
I-212Application to Reapply for Admission94%17
I-352Bond Breach97%35
I-360CSpecial Immigrant Juvenile100%43
I-360DPetition for Religious Worker100%15
I-360 VAWAViolence Against Women Act Petition100%100
I-360GSpecial Immigrant Intl Org. Employee100%1
I-485 DplmtSection 13 Adjustment Application100%52
I-485 LIFELIFE Act Adjustment Application100%1
I-485UU Visa Nonimmigrant Adjustment100%43
I-526Alien Entrepreneur93%15
I-600Petition for Orphan88%8
I-601Application for Waiver of Inadmissibility86%105
I-612Application of 212(e) Waiver100%3
I-687Legalization Application for Temporary Residence100%2
I-698Legalization Adjustment Application100%3
I-800Convention Adoption as an Immediate Relative100%2
I-821Temporary Protected Status82%93
I-914Application for T Nonimmigrant Status100%9
I-918Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status100%43
I-924Application for Regional Center100%1
I-929Qualifying Family Member of a U Nonimmigrant100%5
N-565Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document100%11
N-600Certificate of Citizenship95%63
SEC 342Certificate Canceled Pursuant to Section 342 INA100%1

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/24/2017

If you are interested in appealing a decision made by a USCIS adjudicating officer, please contact The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA.


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