USCIS Updated Processing Time Webpage
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new pilot to test a redesigned processing times webpage that will display the data for all its forms in an easier-to-read format. In addition, USCIS is also testing a new way of collecting information and calculating the processing times for some of its forms. Currently, the pilot is testing four forms using a new automated methodology for calculating processing times. The four forms are:
- Form N-400, Application for Naturalization;
- Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card;
- Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; and
- Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
The new methodology is supposedly more accurate and will allow USCIS to post data on processing times within two weeks, compared to six weeks under the old methodology. The new webpage displays processing times in a range for each form based on the date USCIS receives it. The low end of the range for pilot forms shows the time it takes to complete 50 percent of cases, and the high end shows the time it takes to complete 93 percent of cases. The high end for the non-pilot forms will be adjusted by 30 percent above current cycle times to reflect the time it takes to complete a majority of the cases.
USCIS hopes that the new webpage will make it easier for individuals to see updated processing times, which in turn will help users determine when their case is outside normal processing times. To visit the new webpage, please click here. All applicants, petitioners and requestors can also create an online account at uscis.gov/case to track the status of their cases. Applicants may also make an “outside normal processing time” case inquiry for any cases pending longer than the time listed for the high end of the range. This can be done by submitting a service request online or calling the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283. Keep in mind, USCIS is continuing to seek user feedback during the test phase and plans to expand this methodology to additional forms in the future.
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