USCIS Processing Times
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Priority Dates: Visa Bulletin
Priority Dates are cut-off numbers that determine Immigrant Visa (permanent visa, or green card) availability in the numerically limited United States Immigrant Visa (IV) categories. more »
The information below from the JANUARY 2017 Visa Bulletin summarizes “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center with regard to Employment-Based Priority Dates (FB). more »
Archive of Priority Dates and Cut-off numbers from past Visa Bulletins, which are issued on a monthly basis by the Visa Office (VO) of the US Department of State. These Visa Bulletins contain past priority dates and cut-off numbers that, in turn, indicate availability of Immigrant Visa numbers within the US’s annual quota-based immigration system. The Priority Dates charts include Family-Based Priority Dates (FB), Employment- Based Priority Dates (EB) and Cut-Off Number that apply to individuals who have been selected in the annual DV Green Card Lottery.
INA § 203(c) provides up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to permit additional immigration opportunities for individuals from countries with low admissions to the US during the previous 5 years. DV visas are reserved for winners of the annual DV Green Card Lottery. The lists below from the JANUARY 2017 Visa Bulletin show DV Green Card Lottery Cut-Off numbers, which are the Immigrant Visa Numbers available to DV-2017 selectees as of JANUARY and FEBRUARY. more »
USCIS Processing Times
The pages in this section contain USCIS Processing Times. The USCIS Regional Service Centers handle certain employment-based and family-based US immigration applications and petitions as well as e-filings, but they do not provide US immigration information services. more »
Below is the USCIS CSC Processing Times chart as of November 30, 2016 (posted January 25, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all forms processed at the USCIS California Regional Service Center (CSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration applications and petitions. more »
IPO Processing Times EB5 chart showing processing times for forms handled by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) is below.
The IPO offers a variety of services after you file an EB5 application. You can check the status of Form I-526 online or email if your Form I-526, Form I-829, or Form I-924 is beyond the stated EB5 processing timeframe. more »
USCIS National Benefits Center serves a unique role within USCIS as part of the Field Operations Directorate. NBC opened in 2001 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri; its original name was the Missouri Service Center. This is why NBC receipt notices begin with the letters “MSC.” Below are updated NBC processing times as of November 30, 2016, posted December 29, 2016. more »
Below is the updated USCIS NSC Processing Times chart as of November 30, 2016 (posted January 25, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of forms processed at the USCIS Nebraska Regional Service Center (NSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration cases. more »
Below is the updated USCIS TSC Processing Times chart as of November 30, 2016 (posted January 25, 2017), with Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of forms processed at the USCIS Texas Regional Service Center (TSC). Note that not all USCIS offices process all types of immigration applications and petitions. more »