Below is the USCIS YSC Processing Times chart as of September 30, 2017 (posted November 7, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all forms processed at the USCIS Potomoc Regional Service Center (YSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration applications and petitions.
If YSC is processing a particular type of case faster than the USCIS goal, times appear in months. For example, if YSC is processing naturalization applications in less than their 5 month goal, the time will state “5 Months.” But if YSC is taking longer than their goal to handle a particular form type, the filing date on the chart (e.g., “April 10, 2003”) will be the last case YSC processed on the YSC Processing Times chart as last updated. USCIS updates YSC Processing Times around the 15th day of each month.
On March 28, 2016, the USCIS Lockbox began sending certain cases to the Potomac Service Center. This includes all newly filed Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization or EAD) applications for F-1 and M-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT).
When the Lockbox sends your case to the Potomac Service Center, USCIS will send you a notice with your receipt number. Upon receipt, the Potomac Service Center assigns a receipt number beginning with “YSC,” the prefix used to identify Potomac Service Center filings.
The filing location and instructions for these forms will not change. Please continue to file the forms at the address listed under Where to File in the Form I-765 instructions and on the Web page.
Check your case status online with your receipt number. You can also sign up to receive automatic case status updates by email.
If you have any questions regarding your case, submit an inquiry online using our e-Request tool or call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 800-375-5283 (TYY 800-767-1833). When asking about your case status, please provide your receipt number and specify that your case is at the Potomac Service Center.
If we send you any notice (such as a Request for Evidence or RFE) please read the notice carefully and follow the instructions provided.
If you move while your case is pending, you must inform USCIS of your address change. You may file a change of address on our website or by calling the NCSC. It is important that you notify us of any address change as soon as possible, so that USCIS can continue to send notifications.
In addition to looking at this or one of the other USCIS Regional Service Center charts, you can also check your case status online.