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Last updated: April 2, 2024.

By Asel Williams, Esq. · Columbia Law School · Licensed immigration attorney

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Form I-130 Processing Time

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

The form’s purpose:

  • To establish a relationship between an eligible relative and a sponsoring U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

Who files Form I-130:

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident wishing to sponsor an eligible relative for immigration

Form I-130 USCIS fee:

  • If filing online: $625
  • If filing hard copy by mail: $675
  • Filed on behalf of Afghan nationals (beneficiary) with immigrant visa immediately available: $0

Form I-130 Processing Time

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21Nebraska Service Center12.5 Months to 16 Months
Potomac Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center17.5 Months to 22.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for a spouse or child under 21California Service Center8.5 Months to 11 Months
Nebraska Service Center20.5 Months to 26.5 Months
Potomac Service Center1 Week to 7 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center17 Months to 22.5 Months

U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

California Service Center56.5 Months to 73.5 Months
Nebraska Service Center12.5 Months to 16 Months
Potomac Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center58.5 Months to 76 Months
Permanent resident filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21California Service Center53.5 Months to 69.5 Months
Nebraska Service Center20.5 Months to 26.5 Months
Potomac Service Center1 Week to 7 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center56.5 Months to 73.5 Months
U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21California Service Center92.5 Months to 120 Months
Nebraska Service Center12.5 Months to 16 Months
Potomac Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center88 Months to 114 Months
U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sisterCalifornia Service Center104.5 Months to 136 Months
Nebraska Service Center12.5 Months to 16 Months
Potomac Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Texas Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center99 Months to 129 Months

More information about Form I-130:

Form I-130 Instructions

Form I-130A Instructions

I-130 Form, Petition for Alien Relative – Complete Guide

Form I-130A Processing Time

Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

The form’s purpose:

  • To collect additional information for a spouse beneficiary of Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative)

Who files Form I-130A:

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

Form I-130A filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-130A processing times: 

  • Processed with Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative)

More information about Form I-130A:

Form I-130A – Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

Form I-130A Instructions

Form I-485 Processing Time

Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status)

The form’s purpose:

  • To apply for lawful permanent resident status if you entered the United States lawfully and are eligible for adjustment of status

Who can file Form I-485:

  • Filed by an applicant who is eligible for lawful permanent resident status that is currently in the United States

Form I-485 filing fees:

Filing CategoryPaper Filing Fee
General Filing$1,440
If under 14 years of age and submitting Form I-485 concurrently with the Form I-485 of one parent.$950
If you are filing as an applicant who served honorably on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and who is filing under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 101(a)(27)(K).$0
If you are filing as a refugee or you were paroled as a refugee.$0
If you are in deportation, exclusion, or removal proceedings before an immigration judge, and the court waives your application fee.$0
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted Special Immigrant Juvenile classification.$0
If you are filing as a U nonimmigrant seeking adjustment of status under INA section 245(m).$0
If you are filing as a T nonimmigrant seeking adjustment of status under INA section 245(l).$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted special immigrant visa or status as:

  • An Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter;
  • An Iraqi national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government;
  • An Afghan national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); or
  • A derivative beneficiary of one of the above.
$0
If you are filing under Section 13 of Pub. L. 85-316 as an Afghan diplomat or immediate family member who held valid A or G status on July 14, 2021.$0
If you are filing as a person seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).$0
If you are filing as a person seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA).$0
If you are filing as a person seeking immigrant classification as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives).$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Related:

Form I-485 Instructions

What is Concurrent Filing?

Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Family-Based Form I-485 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
Agana GU8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Albany NY8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Albuquerque NM8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Anchorage AK8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Atlanta GA9 Months to 29 Months
Baltimore MD13.5 Months to 38.5 Months
Boise ID8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Boston MA7 Months to 21.5 Months
Brooklyn NY12.5 Months to 31.5 Months
Buffalo NY8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Charleston SC10 Months to 31 Months
Charlotte Amalie VI8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Charlotte NC8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Chicago IL6 Months to 28.5 Months
Christiansted VI8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Cincinnati OH8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Cleveland OH8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Columbus OH8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Dallas TX8 Months to 23 Months
Denver CO7.5 Months to 23 Months
Des Moines IA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Detroit MI6.5 Months to 12.5 Months
El Paso TX5.5 Months to 11.5 Months
Fort Myers FL8.5 Months to 27 Months
Fort Smith AR8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Fresno CA6 Months to 10.5 Months
Greer SC8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Harlingen TX6.5 Months to 16 Months
Hartford CT10.5 Months to 22.5 Months
Helena MT8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Hialeah FL8.5 Months to 23 Months
Honolulu HI8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Houston TX12.5 Months to 31.5 Months
Imperial CA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Indianapolis IN9 Months to 27.5 Months
Jacksonville FL8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Kansas City MO6.5 Months to 23.5 Months
Kendall FL10 Months to 31.5 Months
Las Vegas NV8 Months to 22.5 Months
Lawrence MA7.5 Months to 29 Months
Long Island NY7.5 Months to 27 Months
Los Angeles CA7 Months to 23 Months
Los Angeles County CA8.5 Months to 23 Months
Louisville KY8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Manchester NH8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Memphis TN6 Months to 11 Months
Miami FL21.5 Months to 40.5 Months
Milwaukee WI8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN8 Months to 21.5 Months
Montgomery AL7 Months to 17.5 Months
Mount Laurel NJ8 Months to 22 Months
Nashville TN8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Newark NJ11 Months to 22.5 Months
New Orleans LA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
New York City NY12.5 Months to 32 Months
Norfolk VA7 Months to 18.5 Months
Oakland Park FL12.5 Months to 34 Months
Oklahoma City OK8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Omaha NE8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Orlando FL9.5 Months to 23 Months
Philadelphia PA8 Months to 25.5 Months
Phoenix AZ9 Months to 29 Months
Pittsburgh PA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Portland ME8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Portland OR8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Providence RI8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Queens NY10 Months to 26.5 Months
Raleigh NC7 Months to 27 Months
Reno NV8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Sacramento CA11.5 Months to 22.5 Months
Saint Albans VT8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Saint Louis MO8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Salt Lake City UT8.5 Months to 21 Months
San Antonio TX7.5 Months to 15 Months
San Bernardino CA6 Months to 14 Months
San Diego CA7 Months to 15.5 Months
San Fernando Valley CA7 Months to 19 Months
San Francisco CA11 Months to 25 Months
San Jose CA11.5 Months to 21 Months
San Juan PR8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Santa Ana CA9.5 Months to 20.5 Months
Seattle WA17.5 Months to 26.5 Months
Spokane WA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Tampa FL8 Months to 19 Months
Tucson AZ8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Washington DC12 Months to 21.5 Months
West Palm Beach FL10 Months to 32 Months
Wichita KS8.5 Months to 25.5 Months
Yakima WA8.5 Months to 25.5 Months

Employment-Based Form I-485 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
All application centers8.5 Months to 27.5 Months

Asylum-Based Form I-485 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
Nebraska Service Center7 Months to 31 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 31 Months

Refugee-Based Form I-485 Processing Times

Application centerProcessing time
Nebraska Service Center9.5 Months to 13.5 Months

Under HRIFA, Indochinese Adjustment Act, Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act, or NACARA Form I-485 Processing Times

Application centerProcessing time
Nebraska Service Center14.5 Months to 64 Months

Based on an approved T Visa Form I-485 Processing Times

Application centerProcessing time
Vermont Service Center16.5 Months to 20 Months
Vermont Service Center10 Months to 20.5 Months

Form I-131 Processing Time

Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

Form I-131 is used to apply for:

Who can file Form I-131:

  • A lawful permanent resident or conditional permanent resident who wishes to travel abroad
  • A refugee or asylee
  • A person seeking advance parole from outside the United States

Form I-131 filing fees:

Filing CategoryPaper Filing FeeOnline Filing Fee
If you are filing as a refugee, a person paroled as a refugee, or a lawful permanent resident who obtained such status as a refugee in the United States.$0N/A

To request parole based on urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit for an individual outside the United States.  

For individuals already paroled inside the United States who are requesting a new period of parole or re-parole to remain in the United States.

$630$580
If filing for a Reentry Permit.$630N/A

If filing for a Refugee Travel Document for an asylee or lawful permanent resident who obtained such status as an asylee, who is:

  1. Under 16 years of age;
  2. 16 years of age or older.
  1. $135
  2. $165
N/A
If you filed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on or after July 30, 2007, and before April 1, 2024, and paid the Form I-485 fee, and your Form I-485 is still pending.$0N/A
If filing for an Advance Parole Document.$630N/A
If you filed Form I-485 on or after July 30, 2007, and before April 1, 2024, you paid the required Form I-485 filing fee, and your Form I-485 is still pending.$0N/A

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted special immigrant visa or status as:

  • An Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter;
  • An Iraqi national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government;
  • An Afghan national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); or
  • A derivative beneficiary of one of the above.
$0N/A
If you are filing as a current or former U.S. armed forces service member.$0N/A
If you are filing as a spouse, child, or legal guardian of a current or former U.S. armed forces service member.$630N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted Special Immigrant Juvenile classification.$0N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).$0N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA).$0N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted immigrant classification as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives).$0N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted U nonimmigrant status.$0N/A
If you are filing as a person seeking or granted T nonimmigrant status.$0N/A

If you are requesting parole in place (PIP) as:

  • Active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces;
  • Individual in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve;
  • Individual who (whether still living or deceased) previously served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve; or
  • Individual for purposes of Family Reunification for children or family members affected by family separations at the United States-Mexico border by DHS between the dates of January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021 (Ms. L. v. ICE, 18-cv-00428 (S.D. Cal.)
$0N/A
If you are requesting parole in place (PIP) on any other basis not listed above.$630N/A
If filing for Advance Permission to Travel for CNMI Long-Term Residents.$630N/A
If you are requesting parole as a child or family member affected by family separations at the United States-Mexico border by DHS between the dates of Jan. 20, 2017, and Jan. 20, 2021 (Ms. L. v. ICE, 18-cv-00428 (S.D. Cal.).$0N/A
Certain Afghan nationals who entered the United States with an OAR or PAR Class of Admission, or who are the spouse or child of an Afghan national paroled with that classification and are requesting re-parole (effective May 26, 2023, to Sept. 30, 2024).$0 (through Sept. 30, 2024)N/A
If you have been referred for parole by the U.S. Government.$0 (through Sept. 30, 2024)N/A

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, Instructions.

Learn more:

Form I-131 Instructions, How to Fill Out

Advance Parole

Refugee Travel Document

Reentry Permit

Form I-131 Processing Times

Travel document typeApplication centerProcessing time
Re-entry permitNebraska Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center3 Weeks to 5 Months
Refugee Travel DocumentNebraska Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center3 Weeks to 5 Months
Advance ParoleCalifornia Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
National Benefits Center6 Months to 8 Months
Nebraska Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Texas Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
Vermont Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance paroleNebraska Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Texas Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance paroleNebraska Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Texas Service Center3 Months to 5 Months

Form I-864 Processing Time

Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Immigration and Naturalization Act

The form’s purpose:

  • To show that an immigrant has adequate means of financial support and is unlikely to become a public charge.

Who can file Form I-864:

Filing fees:

Form I-864 processing time:

  • Processed with underlying application (Form I-485 or Form DS-260)

More information: 

Form I-864 Instructions

Affidavit of Support, Form I-864 – Complete Guide

How to Fill Out Affidavit of Support, Form I-864

Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) Checklist

Form I-864A Processing Time

Form I-864A, Contact Between Sponsor and Household Member

The form’s purpose:

  • To promise to make income and/or assets available to help support sponsored immigrant by a household member who is not the immigrant’s I-130 sponsor

Who can file Form I-864A:

  • Petitioner’s household member

Filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-864A processing time:

  • Processed with underlying application (Form I-485 or Form DS-260)

Form I-864A Instructions

Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member

Form I-765 Processing Time

Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

The form’s purpose:

  • To obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as evidence that the holder is authorized to work in the United States

Who can file it:

  • Applicants for adjustment status with pending Form I-485
  • Refugees and people granted asylum
  • People granted temporary protected status (TPS)
  • VAWA self-petitioners
  • K-1 nonimmigrant fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or K-4 children.
  • Others

Form I-765 filing fees:

I-765 Filing CategoryPaper Filing FeeOnline Filing Fee
General Filing$520$470
If you filed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, with a fee on or after April 1, 2024, and your Form I-485 is still pending.  $260$260
If you are filing under the special ABC procedures for an initial Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for category (c)(8) as an asylum applicant with a pending Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal.$520$470
If you are requesting an EAD under category (a)(12) or (c)(19) as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicant.$520$470
If you are filing under category (c)(33), on Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.$520$470
If you are filing for replacement EAD because the card we issued to you contains incorrect information due to USCIS error.$0N/A
If you are filing for an initial EAD under category (c)(8), an asylum applicant with a pending Form I-589 including derivatives, and you are not filing under the special ABC procedures.$0N/A

If you are filing for an initial Employment Authorization Document (EAD) under one of the following categories:

  • (a)(3) Refugee;
  • (a)(4) Paroled as refugee;
  • (a)(5) Asylee;
  • (a)(7) N-8 (Parent of alien classed as SK3) or N-9 nonimmigrant (Child of N-8) nonimmigrants;
  • (a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau;
  • (a)(10) Granted Withholding of Deportation or Removal;
  • (a)(16) Victim of severe form of trafficking (T-1);
  • (a)(19) U-1 nonimmigrant;
  • (a)(20) U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(1), (c)(4), or (c)(7) Dependent of certain foreign government, international organization, or NATO personnel;
  • (c)(2) Taiwanese dependents of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) E-1 employees;
  • (c)(8) All other Applicant for Asylum and Withholding of Deportation or Removal including derivatives with pending Form I-589;
  • (c)(9) or (c)(16) Current Adjustment of Status or Registry applicant who filed for adjustment of status on or after July 30, 2007, and before April 1, 2024, and who paid the Form I-485 filing fee;
  • (c)(9) Special Immigrant Juvenile seeking to adjust status;
  • (c)(9) T nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 245(l);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan national;
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA);
  • (c)(9) U nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under INA section 245(m);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children applying for benefits under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children of lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens applying for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status under INA section 240A(b)(2);
  • (c)(11) Special Parole processes for Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI);
  • (c)(11) Children and family members affected by family separations at the United States-Mexico border by DHS between the dates of January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021 (Ms. L. v. ICE, 18-cv-00428 (S.D. Cal.);
  • (c)(11) Special Parole processes for certain Afghan nationals paroled into the United States (I-765 filings through Sept. 30, 2024);
  • (c)(11) Special Parole processes for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States:
    • Between July 31, 2021, and December 16, 2022;
    • After September 30, 2022, and are spouses or children of Afghan nationals paroled between July 31, 2021, and December 16, 2022; or
    • After September 30, 2023, and are parents or legal guardians of Afghan unaccompanied children paroled between July 31, 2021, and December 16, 2022;
  • (c)(11) Special Parole processes for Ukrainian nationals paroled into the United States:
    • Between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023;
    • After September 30, 2023, and are spouses or children of Ukrainian nationals paroled between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023;
    • After September 30, 2023, and are parents, legal guardians, or primary caregivers of Ukrainian unaccompanied children paroled between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023;
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a petitioner seeking U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, or U-5 nonimmigrant status;
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a Special Immigrant Juvenile;
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a VAWA self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(25) T-2, T-3, T-4, T-5, or T-6 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(31) Principal beneficiaries or derivative children of an approved VAWA self-petition;
  • Current or former U.S. armed forces service members; or
  • Submitted through USCIS-recognized state or local government legal services clinics hosted through June 30, 2024 for eligible parolees and those filing Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
$0N/A

If you are filing for a renewal EAD under one of the following categories:

  • (a)(3) Refugee;
  • (a)(4) Paroled as refugee;
  • (a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau;
  • (a)(10) Granted Withholding of Deportation or Removal;
  • (a)(16) Victim of severe form of trafficking (T-1 nonimmigrant);
  • (a)(19) U-1 nonimmigrant;
  • (a)(20) U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(1), (c)(4), or (c)(7) Dependent of certain foreign government, international organization, or NATO personnel;
  • (c)(9) or (c)(16) Current Adjustment of Status or Registry applicant who filed for adjustment of status on or after July 30, 2007, and before April 1, 2024, and who paid the Form I-485 filing fee;
  • (c)(9) Special Immigrant Juvenile seeking to adjust status;
  • (c)(9) T nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under INA section 245(l);
  • (c)(9) U nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under INA section 245(m);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan national;
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children applying for benefits under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children of a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen applying for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status under INA section 240A(b)(2);
  • (c)(11) Special Parole Process for Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States or who had an approved Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, on or before May 26, 2023 (applies to Form I-765 filings through July 31, 2024);
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a petitioner for U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, or U-5 nonimmigrant status;
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Form I-360 self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a Special Immigrant Juvenile;
  • (c)(25) T-2, T-3, T-4, T-5, or T-6 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(31) Principal beneficiaries or derivative children of an approved VAWA self-petition; or
  • Current or former U.S. armed forces service members.
$0N/A

If you are requesting a replacement EAD because your previously issued card was loststolen, or damaged, but has not expired, and you are filing under one of the following categories:

  • (a)(3) Refugee;
  • (a)(4) Paroled as refugee;
  • (a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau;
  • (a)(10) Granted Withholding of Deportation or Removal;
  • (a)(16) Victim of severe form of trafficking (T-1 nonimmigrant);
  • (a)(19) U-1 nonimmigrant;
  • (a)(20) U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(1), (c)(4), or (c)(7) Dependent of certain foreign government, international organization, or NATO personnel;
  • (c)(9) or (c)(16) Current Adjustment of Status or Registry applicant who filed for adjustment of status on or after July 30, 2007, and before April 1, 2024, and you paid the Form I-485 filing fee;
  • (c)(9) Special Immigrant Juvenile seeking to adjust status;
  • (c)(9) T nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under INA section 245(l);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan national;
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA);
  • (c)(9) U nonimmigrant seeking to adjust status under INA section 245(m);
  • (c)(9) Persons seeking adjustment of status as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Form I-360 self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children applying for benefits under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA);
  • (c)(10) Abused spouses and children of lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens applying for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status under INA section 240A(b)(2);
  • (c)(11) Special Parole processes for Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) Afghan nationals paroled into the United States (Form I-765 filings through Sept. 30, 2024);
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a petitioner for U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, or U-5 nonimmigrant status;
  • (c)(14) Deferred action if filed by a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Form I-360 self-petitioner (including derivatives);
  • (c)(25) T-2, T-3, T-4, T-5, or T-6 nonimmigrant;
  • (c)(31) Principal beneficiaries or derivative children of an approved VAWA self-petition; or
  • Current or former U.S. armed forces service members.
$0N/A

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-765 processing time:

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]California Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
National Benefits Center6 Months to 8 Months
Nebraska Service Center4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Weeks to 5 Months
Vermont Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Haiti extensionCalifornia Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]Vermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]Vermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]Nebraska Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]Nebraska Service Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
Potomac Service Center5 Weeks to 3 Months
Texas Service Center4 Weeks to 3 Months
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]Potomac Service Center5 Weeks to 5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Weeks to 5 Months
All other applications for employment authorizationCalifornia Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
National Benefits Center8 Months to 10.5 Months
Nebraska Service Center4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
Potomac Service Center5 Weeks to 5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Weeks to 5 Months
Vermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months

More information about Form I-765:

I-765 Form – How to Get a Work Permit

Form I-765 Instructions, How to Fill Out

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Form I-90 Processing Time

Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

The form’s purpose:

  • To replace or renew a permanent resident card (green card)

Who can file it:

  • A lawful permanent resident who needs to replace or renew a lost, stolen, destroyed, or expired permanent resident card (green card)

Form I-90 filing fees:

I-90 Filing CategoryPaper Filing FeeOnline Filing Fee
General Filing$465$415
If you have reached your 14th birthday and your existing card will expire before your 16th birthday.$465$415
If you have reached your 14th birthday, and your existing card will expire after your 16th birthday.$0$0
If you are filing because we issued your previous card, but you never received it.$0$0
If you are filing because we issued the card with incorrect information because of a Department of Homeland Security error.$0$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-90 Processing Time

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
10-year renewalPotomac Service Center12 Months to 13 Months
Initial issuance or replacementPotomac Service Center6.5 Months to 11.5 Months

More information about Form I-90:

Green Card Renewal – Complete Guide

How Long Does it Take to Replace/Renew a Green Card?

How Much Does it Cost to Renew a Green Card?

Form I-129F Processing Time

Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

The form’s purpose:

  • Bring fiancé(e) (K-1) and their children (K-2) to the U.S. for marriage
  • Bring spouse (K-3) and children (K-4) to the U.S. to apply for lawful permanent resident status

Who can file Form I-129F:

  • U.S. citizens only

Filing fee:

  • $675

Form I-129F Processing Time

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiancé(e) and/or dependent childCalifornia Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center17 Months to 22.5 Months
K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent childCalifornia Service Center5 Months to 7 Months
Nebraska Service Center7.5 Months to 9.5 Months
Potomac Service Center16 Months to 20.5 Months
Texas Service Center3 Months to 7 Months
Vermont Service Center17 Months to 22.5 Months

More information about Form I-129F:

K-1 Visa – How to Bring Your Fiancé(e) to the U.S. Guide

Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

Form I-129F Instructions, How to Fill Out

K-2 visa

K-4 Visa, Child of a K-3 Visa Holder

Form I-751 Processing Time

Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

The form’s purpose:

  • To remove the conditions on permanent resident status

Who can file Form I-751:

  • Filed by an immigrant who received permanent residency status based on a marriage less than two years in duration at the time of green card application

Filing fees:

  • General category: $750
  • Conditional permanent residents, spouse, or child who filed a waiver of the joint filing requirement based on battery or extreme cruelty: $0

Form I-751 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
California Service Center14 Months to 27.5 Months
Nebraska Service Center14 Months to 27.5 Months
Potomac Service Center12.5 Months to 18.5 Months
Texas Service Center15 Months to 18 Months
Vermont Service Center12.5 Months to 19 Months
All field offices20 Months to 46 Months

More information about Form I-751:

Form I-751 Instructions

Form I-751 – How to Remove Conditions on Your Green Card

Form I-751 Checklist of Supporting Documents

Form I-751 Waiver of Joint Filing Requirement

How to Fill Out Form I-751 – Step-By-Step Instructions

Form I-129 Processing Time

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

The form’s purpose:

  • File on behalf of a nonimmigrant worker to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or labor
  • Extend nonimmigrant work visa

Who can file Form I-129:

  • A U.S. employer
  • A U.S. individual or company in business as an agent

Form I-129 filing fees:

Filing CategoryPaper Filing Fee
  1. If you are filing an E-1, E-2, E-2C, E-3, or TN petition.
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,015 plus additional fees
  2. $510 plus additional fees, if applicable
  1. If you are filing an H-3 petition.
    (limited to 25 beneficiaries per petition)
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,015 plus additional fees
  2. $510 plus additional fees, if applicable
  1. If you are filing an O petition.
    (limited to 1 beneficiary per petition for O-1limited to 25 
    beneficiaries per petition for O-2)
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,055 plus additional fees
  2. $530 plus additional fees, if applicable
  1. If you are filing a P petition.
    (limited to 25 beneficiaries per petition)
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,015 plus additional fees
  2. $510 plus additional fees, if applicable
  1. If you are filing a Q petition.
    (limited to 25 beneficiaries per petition)
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,015 plus additional fees
  2. $510 plus additional fees, if applicable
  1. If you are filing an R petition.
  2. If you are filing as a Small Employer or Nonprofit.
  1. $1,015 plus additional fees
  2. $510 plus additional fees, if applicable

Additional Fees:

  1. Asylum Program Fee
    1. If you are filing as a Nonprofit;
    2. If you are filing as a Small Employer.

If paying by check or money order, submit the fee separately.

  1. $600
    1. $0
    2. $300 

An applicant for E-2 CNMI investor nonimmigrant status under 8 CFR 214.2(e)(23) may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, Instructions.

Form I-129 Processing Time
Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
Blanket LCalifornia Service Center1.5 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center4 Weeks to 4 Months
E – Treaty traders and investorsCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
H-1BSpecialty occupation – Visa to be issued abroadCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Texas Service Center2 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center9.5 Months to 12 Months
H-1B – Specialty occupation – Change of status in the U.S.California Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Texas Service Center2 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center9.5 Months to 12 Months
H-1B – Specialty occupation – Extension of stay in the U.S.California Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Nebraska Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Texas Service Center2 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center6.5 Months to 8.5 Months
H-2A – Temporary workersCalifornia Service Center1.5 Months to 3 Months
H-2B – Other temporary workersCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center4 Weeks to 3 Months
H-3 – Temporary traineesCalifornia Service Center6 Months to 7.5 Months
Vermont Service Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
L – Intracompany transfersCalifornia Service Center3 Months to 5 Months
Texas Service Center5 Weeks to 3 Months
Vermont Service Center4 Weeks to 3 Months
O – Extraordinary abilityCalifornia Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Vermont Service Center2 Months to 4 Months
P – Athletes, artists, and entertainersCalifornia Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Vermont Service Center2 Months to 4 Months
Q – Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace processCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4 Months
Vermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
R – Religious occupationCalifornia Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
E3 – Certain specialty occupation professionals from AustraliaVermont Service Center4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professionalVermont Service Center2 Months to 4 Months

More information about Form I-129:

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

Form I-140 Processing Time

Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

The form’s purpose:

  • To petition for an alien worker to become a permanent resident

Who can file Form I-140:

Form I-140 filing fees:

Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

General Filing

$715 plus additional fees,

if applicable

Additional Fees:

  1. Asylum Program Fee
    • If filing as a Nonprofit; or
    • If filing as a Small Employer
  1. $600
    • $0
    • $300

Form I-140 Processing Time

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
Extraordinary ability (E11)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
 Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Multinational executive or manager (E13)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Unskilled worker (EW3)Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW)Nebraska Service Center6 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Schedule A NursesNebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center4 Months to 6 Months

More information about Form I-140:

Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

Form I-140 Instructions for EB-1A Application

Form I-140 Instructions for EB-2 National Interest Waiver

Form I-140 Instructions for EB-1B Applications

Form I-140 Instructions for EB-1C Applications

Form I-730 Processing Time

Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

The form’s purpose:

  • To request follow-to-join benefits for asylee’s or refugee’s spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age only.

Who can file Form I-730:

  • Asylee or refugee who was granted status in the U.S. within the previous two years

Filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-730 Processing Time:

Application centerProcessing time
Nebraska Service Center11 Months to 14 Months
Texas Service Center27 Months to 35 Months

Learn more:

Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Form N-400 Processing Time

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

The form’s purpose:

  • Application to become a United States citizen through the naturalization process

Who can file Form N-400:

  • Filed by a lawful permanent resident in the United States who meets all eligibility requirements and seeks to become a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process

Form N-400 filing fees:

N-400 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

Online Filing Fee

General Filing

$760

$710

If your documented annual household income is not more than 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and you submit supporting documentation with your application.

$380

N/A

If you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act sections 328 or 329 with respect to military service.

$0

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form N-400 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
Agana GU7.5 Months to 17 Months
Albany NY7.5 Months to 17 Months
Albuquerque NM5 Months to 5.5 Months
Anchorage AK7.5 Months to 17 Months
Atlanta GA4.5 Months to 27 Months
Baltimore MD7 Months to 23.5 Months
Boise ID7.5 Months to 17 Months
Boston MA5.5 Months to 13 Months
Brooklyn NY9.5 Months to 17.5 Months
Buffalo NY4.5 Months to 8.5 Months
Charleston SC7.5 Months to 17 Months
Charlotte Amalie VI7.5 Months to 17 Months
Charlotte NC5 Months to 15 Months
Chicago IL5.5 Months to 15 Months
Christiansted VI7.5 Months to 17 Months
Cincinnati OH7.5 Months to 17 Months
Cleveland OH4 Months to 6.5 Months
Columbus OH5 Months to 8 Months
Dallas TX10.5 Months to 39.5 Months
Denver CO6 Months to 12.5 Months
Des Moines IA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Detroit MI6 Months to 11 Months
El Paso TX5 Months to 7.5 Months
Fort Myers FL5.5 Months to 8.5 Months
Fort Smith AR7.5 Months to 17 Months
Fresno CA5 Months to 7.5 Months
Greer SC7.5 Months to 17 Months
Harlingen TX4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
Hartford CT8.5 Months to 21.5 Months
Helena MT7.5 Months to 17 Months
Hialeah FL3.5 Months to 8 Months
Honolulu HI6 Months to 12.5 Months
Houston TX13.5 Months to 45 Months
Imperial CA7.5 Months to 9.5 Months
Indianapolis IN7 Months to 13.5 Months
Jacksonville FL5.5 Months to 11 Months
Kansas City MO7.5 Months to 17 Months
Kendall FL4.5 Months to 10 Months
Las Vegas NV10.5 Months to 19.5 Months
Lawrence MA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Long Island NY7 Months to 18.5 Months
Los Angeles CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Los Angeles County CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Louisville KY7.5 Months to 17 Months
Manchester NH7.5 Months to 17 Months
Memphis TN7.5 Months to 17 Months
Miami FL7.5 Months to 26.5 Months
Milwaukee WI7.5 Months to 17 Months
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN8.5 Months to 16 Months
Montgomery AL5.5 Months to 16 Months
Mount Laurel NJ7.5 Months to 14 Months
Nashville TN9 Months to 15 Months
Newark NJ10 Months to 18 Months
New Orleans LA8 Months to 21 Months
New York City NY12.5 Months to 28 Months
Norfolk VA7.5 Months to 11 Months
Oakland Park FL4 Months to 16.5 Months
Oklahoma City OK6 Months to 9.5 Months
Omaha NE5 Months to 12.5 Months
Orlando FL7.5 Months to 13 Months
Philadelphia PA8 Months to 14.5 Months
Phoenix AZ6.5 Months to 12 Months
Pittsburgh PA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Portland ME7.5 Months to 17 Months
Portland OR7 Months to 12 Months
Providence RI7.5 Months to 17 Months
Queens NY10 Months to 15.5 Months
Raleigh NC4 Months to 7.5 Months
Reno NV7.5 Months to 17 Months
Sacramento CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Saint Albans VT7.5 Months to 17 Months
Saint Louis MO5.5 Months to 8.5 Months
Salt Lake City UT7 Months to 16.5 Months
San Antonio TX6 Months to 9.5 Months
San Bernardino CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
San Diego CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
San Fernando Valley CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
San Francisco CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
San Jose CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
San Juan PR7.5 Months to 17 Months
Santa Ana CA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Seattle WA11 Months to 19 Months
Spokane WA7.5 Months to 17 Months
Tampa FL5 Months to 11 Months
Tucson AZ7.5 Months to 17 Months
Washington DC9 Months to 21 Months
West Palm Beach FL7 Months to 11.5 Months
Wichita KS7.5 Months to 17 Months
Yakima WA7.5 Months to 17 Months

More information about Form N-400:

Apply for Citizenship – Complete Guide

U.S. Citizenship Application – Complete Guide

How Much Does it Cost to Become a US Citizen?

N-400 Checklist – Citizenship Application Documents

Form N-600 Processing Time

Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship

The form’s purpose:

  • To obtain a copy of citizenship certificate which serves as evidence of U.S. citizenship

Form N-600 filing fees:

N-600 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

Online Filing Fee

General Filing

$1,385

$1,335

If you are filing as a current or former member of any branch of the U.S. armed forces on your own behalf.

$0

$0

If you are filing on behalf of an individual who is the subject of a final adoption for immigration purposes and meets (or met before 18 years of age) the definition of child under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(b)(1)(E), (F), or (G).

$0

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Who can file Form N-600:

  • Who claim U.S. citizenship at birth through parents
  • Who automatically became U.S. citizens through parents before they turned 18

Form N-600 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
All application centers4.5 Months to 11.5 Months

More information about Form N-600.

Form N-600K Processing Time

N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

The form’s purpose:

  • To claim U.S. citizenship based on parents for children who regularly reside in a foreign country

Who can file Form N-600K:

  • A U.S. citizen parent of a child who qualifies as a United States citizen

Form N-600K filing fees:

N-600K Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

Online Filing Fee

General Filing

$1,385

$1,335

If you are filing on behalf of a child who is the subject of a final adoption for immigration purposes and meets the definition of child under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(b)(1)(E), (F), or (G).

$0

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form N-600K Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
All application centers7 Months to 18 Months

More information about Form N-600K.

Form N-565 Processing Time

N-565 (Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document)

The form’s purpose

To request:

  • Replacement of Declaration of Intention
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship, or
  • Replication Certificate

Apply for:

  • Special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country

Who can file Form N-565:

  • A foreign-born U.S. citizen who needs to replace or change information on certain immigration documents

Form N-565 filing fees:

N-565 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

Online Filing Fee

General Filing

$555

$505

If you are filing because your certificate contains incorrect information due to USCIS error.

$0

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form N-565 Processing Time

Application centerProcessing time
Nebraska Service Center17 Months to 21.5 Months
Texas Service Center6 Months to 8 Months

More information about Form N-565.

Form I-539 Processing Time

Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

The form’s purpose:

  • Extend nonimmigrant period of stay or changing to another nonimmigrant status

Who can file Form I-539:

  • Nonimmigrants seeking to extend their period of stay or change their status to another nonimmigrant status

Form I-539 filing fees:

Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

Online Filing Fee

General Filing

$470

$420

If filing into or out of A, G, or NATO nonimmigrant status.

$0

$0

Victims of severe form of trafficking (T nonimmigrants).

$0

$0

Victims of qualifying criminal activity (U nonimmigrants).

$0

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-539 Processing Time

Note: Form I-539 applicants might be eligible for Premium Processing

Form typeApplication centerProcessing time
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categoriesCalifornia Service Center4.5 Months to 6 Months
Potomac Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Change of status to H dependentsCalifornia Service Center10 Months to 13 Months
Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Change Status to the J exchange visitor categoryCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
Potomac Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Change of status to L dependentsCalifornia Service Center4.5 Months to 6.5 Months
Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
All other change-of-status applicationsCalifornia Service Center9 Months to 11.5 Months
Potomac Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational studentsCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
Potomac Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Extension of stay for H dependentsCalifornia Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Extension of stay for J exchange visitorsCalifornia Service Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Extension of stay for L dependentsCalifornia Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Nebraska Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
All other extension applicationsCalifornia Service Center10 Months to 13 Months
National Benefits Center2.5 Months to 4.5 Months
Potomac Service Center4 Months to 6 Months
Texas Service Center7 Months to 9 Months
Vermont Service Center6 Months to 8 Months
Extension of stay as T nonimmigrantVermont Service Center8.5 Months to 11 Months
Extension of stay as U nonimmigrantVermont Service Center5.5 Months to 7.5 Months

Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Form I-539 Instructions, How to Fill Out

Form I-539A Instructions, How to Fill Out

Form I-102 Processing Time

Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

The form’s purpose:

  • To apply for a new or replacement Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)

Who files Form I-102:

  • Nonimmigrant visitors to the U.S. who need to replace a lost, stolen, damaged, or incorrect Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94)

Form I-102 filing fees:

I-102 Filing CategoryPaper Filing Fee
General Filing$560
If you are filing to correct your Form I-94, I-94W, or Form I-95 through no fault of your own and you were admitted to the United States by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at an airport or seaport after April 30, 2013, and were issued an electronic Form I-94 by CBP, or you require a replacement paper Form I-94 issued by CBP, and you cannot obtain your Form I-94 from the CBP website.  $0
If you are filing as a nonimmigrant member of the U.S. armed forces.Initial Request:
$0
Subsequent Request:
$560
If you are filing as a participant in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) armed forces or civil component.Initial Request:
$0
Subsequent Request:
$560
If you are filing as a nonimmigrant member of the Partnership for Peace military program under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).Initial Request:
$0
Subsequent Request:
$560
If you are filing for a replacement for Department of Homeland Security error.$0

Form I-102 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Processing Center

Average processing time

Form I-102:

  • Initial issuance, or
  • Replacement of a Form I-94

California Service Center

  • 34 months

National Benefits Center

  • 6.5 months

Nebraska Service Center

  • 23 months

Texas Service Center

  • 4.5 months

Vermont Service Center

  • 5.5 months

Learn more: Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

Form I-212 Processing Time

Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

The form’s purpose:

  • Requesting permission from the U.S. government to reapply for admission into the U.S. after an individual has been deported or removed.

Who files Form I-212:

  • Individuals who want to overcome the bar to reentry that resulted from their previous deportation or removal

Form I-212 filing fees:

I-212 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

General Filing

$1,175

If you are applying for a nonimmigrant visa, you may contact the U.S. Consulate with jurisdiction over your nonimmigrant visa to receive payment instructions.

$1,175

If you are applying with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) during removal proceedings, you must submit the payment as instructed by the immigration court with jurisdiction over your case.  For information about EOIR, visit the EOIR website.

$1,175

If you are applying with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at a U.S. Port-of-Entry, use the following guidelines when you prepare your check or money order for the Form I-212 filing fee:

  1. You must make your check or money order payable to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Certain CBP-designated U.S. Ports-of-Entry and certain CBP-designated pre-clearance offices may accept payment in the form of cash or credit cards.  USCIS recommends that you contact the CBP pre-clearance office or CBP U.S. Port-of-Entry where you intend to be processed for payment instructions.  To locate the CBP pre-clearance office or CBP U.S. Port-of-Entry, visit the CBP website.
  2. If you are a citizen of Palau, the Federal States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands, you may contact CBP at Guam Port-of-Entry or the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate to receive payment instructions.  To locate the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, visit the Department of State website.

$1,175

If you are filing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a person seeking or granted special immigrant visa or status as:

  • An Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter;
  • An Iraqi national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government;
  • An Afghan national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); or
  • A derivative beneficiary of one of the above.

$0

If you are filing with USCIS as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA) or the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA).

$0

If you are filing with USCIS as a person seeking or granted immigrant classification as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives).

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-212 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-212

Nebraska Service Center

  • 22.5 months

All field offices

  • 22.5 months

Learn more: Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

Form I-360 Processing Time

Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

The form’s purpose:

  • To petition for special immigrant classification

Who files Form I-360:

  • Amerasians

  • Widows or Widowers of U.S. Citizens

  • Self-petitioning Battered Spouses or Children: Spouses or children of abusive U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may self-petition for immigration benefits under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

  • Special Immigrants: religious workers, certain employees of the U.S. government abroad, and other specific groups outlined by U.S. immigration law

Form I-360 filing fees:

I-360 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

General Filing

$515

If you are filing for or as an Amerasian special immigrant.

$0

If you are self-petitioning under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as an abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or an abused parent of a U.S. citizen son or daughter.

$0

If you are filing as a Special Immigrant Juvenile.

$0

If you are filing as an:

  • Afghan or Iraqi national who worked with the U.S. armed forces as a translator or interpreter, or the surviving spouse and children of a deceased principal;
  • Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq, or the surviving spouse and children of a deceased principal, or
  • Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, or the surviving spouse and children of a deceased principal.

$0

If you are a filing as a person who served honorably on active duty in the U.S. armed forces filing under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(a)(27)(K).

$0

Form I-360 Processing Time

Category

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

All service centers

  • 37 months

Religious workers

California Service Center

  • 7 months

Afghan or Iraq nationals

Nebraska Service Center

  • 4 months

All other special immigrants

California Service Center 

  • 1.5 months

Nebraska Service Center

  • 11.5 months

Vermont Service Center

  • 30 months

Learn more: Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

Form I-407 Processing Time

Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

The form’s purpose:

  • To voluntarily abandon permanent resident status

Who files Form I-407:

  • Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) 

Form I-407 filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-407 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-407

Eastern Forms Center

  • 2 months

Learn more: Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Form I-526 Processing Time

Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor

The form’s purpose:

  • Demonstrate that the applicant is making direct investment in a commercial enterprise that will create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers

Who files Form I-526:

Form I-526 filing fee:

  • $11,160

Form I-526 Processing Time

Category

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

China – mainland born

Immigrant Investor Program Office

  • 86 months

Born in all other areas

Immigrant Investor Program Office

  • 56.5 months

Learn more:

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa – How to Apply

Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor

Form I-600 Processing Time

Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative

The form’s purpose:

  • To adopt a child from a non-Hague Convention country and bring them to the U.S.

Who files Form I-600:

  • U.S. citizens 

Form I-600 filing fees:

I-600 Filing Category

Filing Fee

General filing

$920

If you are filing your first Form I-600 petition during your Form I-600A approval period

$0

If you file more than one Form I-600 during your Form I-600A approval period for children who are not birth siblings before the proposed adoption

$920 for the second and any subsequent non-birth siblings

If you are filing more than one Form I-600 during your Form I-600A approval period for children who are birth siblings before the proposed adoption

$0

New combination filing: if you previously filed a Form I-600 combination filing and your marital status changed after the suitability approval

$920

New combination filing: if your marital status changes while your previous Form I-600 combination filing petition is pending, you must submit a new Form I-600 combination filing

$0

Form I-600 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

I-600

National Benefits Center

  • 13 months

Learn more:

Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative

Form I-600A Processing Time

Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

The form’s purpose:

  • To initiate the process for determining the eligibility of the prospective adoptive parent(s) to adopt a child from a non-Hague Convention country

Who files Form I-600A:

  • U.S. citizens

Form I-600A filing fees:

I-600A Filing Category

Filing Fee

General filing

$920

Filed due to change in marital status after prior Form I-600A is approved

$920

Filed due to change in marital status while prior Form I-600A is pending

$0

Form I-600A Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

I-600A

National Benefits Center

  • 6.5 months

Learn more:

Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

Form I-601 Processing Time

Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

The form’s purpose:

  • To request a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility, allowing the individual to overcome the obstacles preventing their immigrant visa or green card to be approved

Who files Form I-601:

  • Individuals who are inadmissible due to certain grounds (such as criminal, immigration violations, health-related, etc.)

Form I-601 filing fees:

I-601 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

General Filing

$1,050

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted Special Immigrant Juvenile classification.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted T nonimmigrant status.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted U nonimmigrant status.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted special immigrant visa or adjustment of status as:

  • An Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter;
  • An Iraqi national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government;
  • An Afghan national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); or
  • A derivative beneficiary of one of the above.

$0

If you are an Afghan national who is the beneficiary of an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, with an immigrant visa immediately available.

$0 (through Sept. 30, 2024)

If you are filing this form in connection with a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, under Section 13 of Pub. L. 85-316 as an Afghan Diplomat or immediate family member who held valid A or G status on July 14, 2021.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA).

$0

If you are an abused spouse or child seeking benefits under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted immigrant classification as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives).

$0

For applicants for adjustment of status of Indochina refugees under Pub. L. 95-145.

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-601 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

I-601

Nebraska Service Center

  • 22.5 months

All field offices

  • 22.5 months

Learn more:

Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

How to Prove Extreme Hardship for a Waiver, Form I-601

Form I-800 Processing Time

Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative

The form’s purpose:

  • To adopt a child from a Hague Convention country and bring them to the U.S.

Who files Form I-800:

  • U.S. citizens

Form I-800 filing fee:

I-800 Filing Category

Filing Fee

General filing

$920

If you file more than one Form I-800 during your Form I-800A approval period, for children who are not birth siblings before the proposed adoption

$920 for each non-birth sibling

If you are filing your first Form I-800 during your Form I-800A approval period

$0

If you are filing more than one Form I-800 during your Form I-800A approval period for children who are birth siblings before the proposed adoption

$0

Form I-800 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-800

National Benefits Center

  • 3 months

Learn more:

Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative

Form I-800A Processing Time

Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country

The form’s purpose:

  • To adopt a child from a country that is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention

Who files Form I-800A:

  • U.S. citizens

Form I-800A filing fees:

I-800A Filing Category

Filing Fee

General filing

$920

If filed due to a change in marital status after approval of a prior Form I-800A

$920

If filed due to a change in marital status while a prior Form I-800A is pending 

$0

Form I-800A Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-800A

National Benefits Center

  • 4.5 months

Learn more:

Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country

Form I-821 Processing Time

Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status

The form’s purpose:

  • To seek temporary protected status (TPS) in the United States

Who files Form I-821:

  • Nationals of certain countries who are unable to return to their home country due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions

Form I-821 filing fees:

I-821 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

If you are filing for initial registration.

$50 plus additional fees

Submitted through USCIS-recognized state or local government legal services clinics hosted through June 30, 2024.

$0 (no additional fees)

If you are filing for re-registration.

$0 plus additional fees

Additional Fees: Biometrics Services Fee

$30

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-821 Processing Time

Type of TPS application

Average processing time

Afghanistan initial application

8.5 months

Burma initial application

8.5 months

Cameroon initial application

11 months

El Salvador initial application

  • Texas Service Center: 11.5 months
  • Vermont Service Center: 16 months

El Salvador re-registration

  • Nebraska Service Center: 7 months
  • Texas Service Center: 10.5 months
  • Vermont Service Center: 3 months

Haiti initial application

8 months

Honduras initial application

13 months

Honduras re-registration

5 months

Nepal initial application

26 months

Nepal re-registration

18.5 months

Nicaragua initial application

10.5 months

Nicaragua re-registration

7 months

Somalia initial application

8 months

Somalia re-registration

6 months

South Sudan initial application

13.5 months

South Sudan re-registration

15.5 months

Sudan initial application

10 months

Sudan re-registration

2 months

Syria initial application

10 months

Syria re-registration

14.5 months

Ukraine initial application

12.5 months

Venezuela initial application

16 months

Yemen initial application

10.5 months

Yemen re-registration

5 months

Learn more:

Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status

Form I-824 Processing Time

Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

The form’s purpose:

  • To request further action on an approved immigration application or petition

Who files Form I-824:

  • Petitioner or applicant requesting further action on an approved petition or application

Form I-824 filing fees:

I-824 Filing Category

Paper Filing Fee

General Filing

$590

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted special immigrant visa or status as:

  • An Afghan or Iraqi translator or interpreter;
  • An Iraqi national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government;
  • An Afghan national employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or employed by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF); or
  • A derivative beneficiary of one of the above.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted immigrant classification as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner (including derivatives).

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted Special Immigrant Juvenile classification.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted T nonimmigrant status.

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted adjustment of status as an abused spouse or child under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA).

$0

If you are filing as a person seeking or granted U nonimmigrant status.

$0

If you are an abused spouse or child applying for benefits under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).

$0

If you are a battered spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen applying for cancellation of removal or adjustment of status under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 240A(b)(2).

$0

Certain applicants may be eligible for a Fee Waiver. Learn more: Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

Form I-824 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-824

California Service Center

  • 3.5 months 

National Benefits Center

  • 10 months

Nebraska Service Center

  • 20 months

Texas Service Center

  • 12 months

Vermont Service Center

  • 16 months

Learn more:

Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

Form I-829 Processing Time

Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

The form’s purpose:

  • To remove conditional resident status obtained through investment

Who files Form I-829:

  • Conditional immigrant investors

Form I-829 filing fee:

  • $9,525

Form I-829 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-829

Immigrant Investor Program Office

  • 66.5 months

Learn more:

Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

Form I-914 Processing Time

Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status

The form’s purpose:

  • Seek temporary immigration benefits in the U.S.

Who can file Form I-914:

  • Victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons who are present in the U.S.

Form I-914 filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-914 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-914

Vermont Service Center

  • 17 months

Learn more:

Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status

Form I-918 Processing Time

Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status

 The form’s purpose:

  • Seek temporary immigration benefits in the U.S.

Who can file Form I-918:

  • Victims of certain crimes who are willing to help U.S. law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of those crimes

Form I-918 filing fee:

  • $0

Form I-918 Processing Time

Form type

USCIS Service Center

Average processing time

Form I-918

Vermont Service Center

  • 64.5 months

Learn more:

Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status

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