USCIS Processing Times
DACA Processing Times: How Long Does It Take USCIS To Process DACA Applications?
Written by ImmigrationHelp Team.
Updated May 19, 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 →
How Long Does It Take USCIS To Process Marriage Green Cards?
Five U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) service centers currently process Form I-130. - The current average processing time for U.S. citizens filing Form I-130 for a spouse beneficiary is 18 months. - The current average processing time for legal permanent residents filing Form I-130 for a spouse beneficiary is 28 months. - The current average processing time for Form I-485 across 89 field offices is 21.9 months. Processing times for this form range a lot by field office. The quickest processing time is 11.5 months (Saint Louis, MO) and the longest is 39.5 months (Salt Lake City, UT).Read More →
How Long Does It Take USCIS To Process Form I-129F for a K-1 Fiancé Visa?
The processing time for a K-1 fiancé visa ranges from 12–18 months on average, 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 5 to 16.5 months to process Form I-129F: Petition for Alien Fiancé, and it’s taking the NVC 32 days to create and review cases.Read More →
How Long Does It Take USCIS To Process Asylum and Asylum Work Permit Applications?
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 4.5 to 15.5 months to process work permit applications (Form I-765) for individuals with approved asylum status. - It's taking USCIS an average of 3 months to process Form I-765 for individuals with a pending initial asylum application. - It's taking USCIS 3 to 14.5 months to process Form I-765 for individuals applying to renew or replace their asylum status.Read More →
How Long Does It Take USCIS To Process Marriage Green Cards for a Spouse Abroad?
Written by Jonathan Petts. Legally reviewed by ImmigrationHelp Team
Updated May 19, 2023
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 12.5 to 36.5 months for USCIS to process Form I-130 for U.S. citizenship petitioners and 14.5 to 46 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 32 days, 6 days less than last week.Read More →