Tuesday, July 15, 2014

USCIS July Processing Time Reports

From Council for Global Immigration, 07/15/2014

USCIS has issued updated processing time reports for the month of July, which show processing times as of May 31, 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 of the end of May, all categories of H-1Bs were reported as being processed in 2 months at both CSC and VSC.  As a reminder, processing of premium processing cases did not begin until April 28, and processing of regularly filed H-1B cap cases did not begin until after that.  The 2 month processing times 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 when some cases were not processed until very close to, or after, the October 1 start date for H-1B cap hires.

CSC and VSC both continue to indicate the standard processing times for L visas, with standard L visas being processed in one month and Blanket Ls in two months. 

There is now a backlog of EB-1 extraordinary ability cases at NSC, with a processing date of January 2, 2014 – a processing time of nearly 5 months.  All other I-140s continue to be processed in 4 months at NSC and TSC. For employment-based adjustments of status, NSC is processing I-485s in 4 months, but there continues to be a backlog at TSC, with a processing date of December 28, 2013 - a processing time of over five months.

Advance parole and employment authorization forms continue to be processed in 3 months at NBC.

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