Beginning June 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began publishing processing times for certain benefits processed at its international offices and International Operations Division headquarters.   Currently, processing times for Forms I-130, I-131, and I-730 are available online.  According to USCIS, if the field office completed less than 10 cases of one of these form types during the reported period, the average processing time will not be displayed.

The processing timeframes displayed show the average length of time it took to complete cases during the period noted on each chart.  The information on this page will be updated around the 15th day of each quarter (January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15) to reflect current processing times as of the previous six-month period. The processing time of any individual case may vary because of the complexity of the case or the need for the applicant to provide additional information.

Applicants and their attorneys now can easily access this information by visiting USCIS Processing Time Information for International Operations Offices webpage. USCIS intends for availability of this information to aid in managing customer expectations and reduce phone and email inquiries regarding processing times.

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Alka Bahal is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Corporate Immigration Practice of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Alka is situated in Fox Rothschild’s Roseland, New Jersey office though she practices throughout the United States and at Consulates worldwide. You can reach Alka at (973) 994-7800, or abahal@foxrothschild.com.