Monday, April 14, 2014

USCIS April Processing Time Reports

From Council for Global Immigration, 04/10/2014

On April 3, 2014, USCIS issued updated processing time reports as of February 28, 2014 for the Vermont Service Center (VSC), California Service Center (CSC), Texas Service Center (TSC), Nebraska Service Center (NSC) and the National Benefits Center (NBC).

As USCIS is beginning to process H-1B cap cases, the agency is reporting that all H-1Bs filed before cap cases arrived are being processed in 2 months at both CSC and VSC.  This should not be taken as any indication of how quickly cap cases will be processed – we expect that processing times will be similar to last year for cap cases.

Processing has picked up considerably for Ls at VSC, but there is still a small delay.  The processing date advanced from August 28, 2013 in the March report to January 16, 2014 in the April report.  This is still a processing time of one and a half months for Ls at VSC, but that is a considerable improvement over the prior processing time of over five months.  Blanket Ls continue to be processed in two months at VSC.  CSC continues to process standard L visas in one month and Blanket Ls in two months.

At NSC, the processing date for EB-1 extraordinary ability petitions, EB-2 petitions and EB-3 petitions advanced exactly one month to October 2, 2013 for a processing time of almost five months. The processing date for EB-1 multinational managers and executives also advanced exactly one month to September 2, 2013 for a processing time of almost six months. The processing time for EB-1 outstanding professors and researchers is four months.  Adjustments of status at NSC continue to be processed in 4 months.

All I-140s at TSC continue to be processed in 4 months.  However, employment based adjustments of status at TSC continue to lag with a processing date of September 7, 2013 - a processing time of nearly 6 months.

NBC continues to process I-765 employment authorization applications in 3 months.

Please click here to access the processing times for the VSC, CSC, TSC, NSC, and the NBC.