USCIS Processing Times
As the petitioner for your foreign spouse, you’ll file Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relative with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It’s currently taking between 13.5 to 53 months for USCIS to process Form I-130 for U.S. citizenship petitioners and 32 to 64 months for permanent resident petitioners. As the beneficiary, your spouse will file Form DS-260 with the National Visa Center. The current NVC timeframe for creating and reviewing cases is 71 days.Read More →
The processing time for a K-1 fiancé visa ranges from 12–18 months, and involves U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the National Visa Center, and a U.S. embassy or U.S. consulate in your foreign fiance’s country of residence. Right now it’s taking USCIS 4.5 to 19 months to process Form I-129F: Petition for Alien Fiancé, and it’s taking the NVC 71 days to create and review cases.Read More →
Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not release data on the process time for Form I-589, which is the application for asylum status. USCIS does release data about Form I-765, application for a work permit based on asylum. - It's currently taking USCIS 5.5 to 14 months to process work permit applications (Form I-765) for individuals with approved asylum status. - It's taking USCIS an average of 2 months to process Form I-765 for individuals with a pending initial asylum application. - It's taking USCIS 15.5 months to process Form I-765 for individuals applying to renew or replace their asylum status.Read More →
Five U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) service centers currently process Form I-130. - The processing time for U.S. citizens filing Form I-130 for a spouse beneficiary ranges from 13.5-53 months. - The processing time for legal permanent residents filing Form I-130 for a spouse beneficiary ranges from 32-64 months. - The current average processing time for Form I-485 across 89 field offices is around 20 months.Read More →
Written by ImmigrationHelp Team.
Updated September 18, 2023
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protects eligible undocumented young people in the U.S. from deportation, but it does not confer legal status. DACA recipients are eligible to apply for work authorization, or a work permit, so they can legally work in the United States. DACA status is valid for two years. Recipients may reapply every two years to renew their status and work authorization. The DACA program is being challenged in federal court, so the U.S. government is accepting, but not currently processing, initial DACA applications. This article lists the current case processing times for the two main DACA forms — Form I-821D: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization Document, as well as the accompanying worksheet Form I-765WS. It also lists the case processing times for the Advance Parole application Form I-130, which many DACA recipients file.Read More →