AAO Processing Times


This chart shows the average amount of time it takes to receive a decision in a particular type of case after the case file is received by the AAO. Processing times are directly related to the volume of cases received.


AAO Processing Times as of October 1, 2011
Form Number Case Type Time
I-129F Petition for Fiancée 2 Months *
I-129 H1B Nonimmigrant  Specialty  Occupation  Worker 22 Months
I-129  H2 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker 2 Months *
I-129  H3 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker 2 Months *
I-129  L Nonimmigrant  Intracompany  Transferee 23 Months
I-129  O Nonimmigrant  Extraordinary  Ability  Worker 6 Months *
I-129  P1,  P2,  P3 Athletes,  Artists  and  Entertainers 6 Months *
I-129  Q Cultural  Exchange  Visitor 5 Months *
I-129  R N/I  Religious  Worker 6 Months *
I-131 Application  for  Travel  Document 2 Months *
I-140  EB1 (A) Alien  with  Extraordinary  Ability 16 Months
I-140  EB1 (B) Outstanding  Professor  or  Researcher 9 Months *
I-140  EB1 (C) Multinational  Manager  or  Executive 20 Months
I-140  EB2 (D) Advanced Degree  Professional 29 Months
I-140  EB2 (I) National Interest Waiver 13 Months
I-140  EB3 (E) Skilled  or  Professional  Worker 34 Months
I-140  EB3 (G) Other  Worker 4 Months *
I-212 Application to Reapply  for  Admission 4 Months *
I-352 Bond  Breach 2 Months *
I-360  EB4 Petition  for  Religious  Worker 19 Months
I-360  C Special  Immigrant  Juvenile 2 Months *
I-360 K Special Immigrant Afghanistan or Iraq National Translator 2 Months*
I-360  VAWA Violence  Against  Women  Act  Petition 3 Months *
I-485 Cuban  Adjustment  Act  Application 2 Months *
I-485 LIFE  Act  Adjustment  Application 3 Months *
I-485 Section  13  Adjustment  Application 2 Months *
I-526  EB5 Alien  Entrepreneur 5 Months *
I-600 Petition  for  Orphan 2 Months *
I-601 Application  for  Waiver  of  Inadmissibility 26 Months
I-612 Application  for  212(e)  Waiver 2 Months *
I-687 Legalization  Application  for  Temporary  Residence 8 Months
I-690 Legalization/SAW -Waive Grounds of Excludability 2 Months *
I-698 Legalization  Adjustment  Application 2 Months *
I-700 Special  Agricultural  Worker 2 Months *
I-821 Temporary  Protected  Status 2 Months *
I-905 Application to Issue  Cert  for  Health  Care  Workers 2 Months *
I-914 Application  for  T  Nonimmigrant  Status 2 Months *
I-918 Petition  for  U  Nonimmigrant  Status 6 Months *
N-470 Application to Preserve  Residence 2 Months *
N-565 Replacement  Naturalization/Citizenship  Doc 2 Months *
N-600 Certificate  of  Citizenship 2 Months *
N-643 Certificate  of  Citizenship  for  Adopted  Child 2 Months *

* Within current USCIS processing time goal of six months or less