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Historical National Average Processing Time for All USCIS Offices

The below table shows the national average processing times for select forms based on all USCIS offices for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018, with the data from 2018 running up to July 31, 2018.

Processing Times (In Months)
FormTitleClassification or Basis for FilingFY 2014FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018 Up to July 31, 2018
I-90Application to Replace Permanent Resident CardInitial issuance, replacement or renewal7.75.86.18.47.1
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-942.94.44.74.53.9
I-129Petition for a Nonimmigrant WorkerNon-Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)n/a.6.6.6.6
I-129Petition for a Nonimmigrant WorkerNon-Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)1.42.35.543.3
I-129FPetition for Alien Fiancé(e)All Classifications (K1, K2, K3, and K4)3.53.82.94.17.3
I-130Petition for Alien RelativeImmediate Relative6.86.167.79.6
I-131Application for Travel DocumentAdvance Parole2.12.32.333.9
I-131Application for Travel DocumentParole in PlaceN/A5.94.8510.7
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerImmigrant Petition (Premium filed)N/A.6.5.8.7
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerImmigrant Petition (non Premium filed)2.95.15.76.98
I-290BNotice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)I-290B AppealN/A12.712.710.25.3
I-290BNotice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)I-290B Motion to ReopenN/A5.55.55.76.2
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantImmigrant Petition (All Classifications)6.14.74.88.813
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusBased on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago56.67.37.88.9
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusBased on refugee admission more than 1 year ago4.65.66.26.56.9
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusEmployment-based adjustment applications4.56.56.88.111
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusFamily-based adjustment applications5.76.66.88.411
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusAll Other Adjustment of Status6.36.87.5811.4
I-526Immigrant Petition By Alien EntrepreneurFor use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States11.613.915.918.822.4
I-539Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant StatusAll Change of Status Applications2.63.33.53.34.5
I-600Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate RelativeU.S. citizen filing to adopt an orphan.9.3.81.51.5
I-600AApplication for Advance Processing of Orphan PetitionU.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child.9.3.81.51.5
I-601AApplication for Provisional Unlawful Presence WaiverProvisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence4.62.74.94.85
I-730Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionPetition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee4.66.76.57.88.9
I-751Petition to Remove the Conditions on ResidenceRemoval of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents)5.77.49.111.815.9
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationAll other applications for employment authorization2.12.42.63.14.1
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on an approved, concurrently filed, I- 821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).5.82.84.32.92.3
I-817Application for Family Unity BenefitsVoluntary departure under the family unity program6.16.75.17.411.3
I-821Application for Temporary Protected StatusAll applicable extensions3.644.54.14.3
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsRequest for Deferred Action555.87.19.8
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsRequest for Renewal of Deferred ActionN/A2.432.21.8
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or PetitionTo request further action on an approved application or petition3.46.644.66.5
I-829Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove ConditionsRemoval of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)913.119.127.726.6
I-914Application for T Nonimmigrant StatusProvide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of trafficking in persons, and immediate family5.86.47.9911
I-918Petition for U Nonimmigrant StatusProvide temporary immigration benefits to an alien who is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, and their qualifying family511.422.132.140.2
I-924Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot ProgramI924 - Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program8.811.49.818.820.2
N-400Application for NaturalizationApplication for Naturalization5.85.85.68.110.3
N-565Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship DocumentU.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate3.78.56.455.1
N-600Application for Certificate of CitizenshipApplication for recognition of U.S. citizenship66.35.97.19.6
N-600KApplication for Certificate of CitizenshipApplication for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate66.35.97.19.6
N-643Application for Certificate of Citizenship on Behalf for an Adopted ChildApplication for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child66.35.97.19.6
WaiversWaiversExcluding I-601A6.81016.923.628.8
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