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USCIS Local Offices

On 08.11.16 | In USCIS Blog, By USCIS Info

USCIS Local Office Processing TimesOf all the requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the wait to receive news on an application for a green card or for naturalization can be the most nerve-wracking. Since the forms can be processed by a number of offices, it is worth asking how processing times vary by location and whether different offices have shorter processing times for naturalization and permanent residence requests. You can use the chart below to determine how long it will take for your regional USCIS office to process your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Form N-400, Application for Citizenship (Naturalization); or Form N-600, Application for Certification of Citizenship. Find the office processing your request in the column on the left, and read across the chart to find the time it will take to process your form.

Processing Time Report as of November 30, 2016 for USCIS Local Offices

USCIS Local Office

Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Form N-400 Application for Citizenship (Naturalization)

Form N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship

Agana GU June 24, 2016 May 25,2016 March 16, 2016
Albany NY May 23, 2016 May 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Albuquerque NM June 4, 2016 May 27,2016 July 3, 2016
Anchorage AK April 21, 2016 April 21, 2016 July 3, 2016
Atlanta GA April 28, 2016 April 18, 2016 June 20, 2016
Baltimore MD March 13, 2016 May 22, 2016 December 3, 2015
Boise ID October 19, 2015 June 1, 2016 July 3, 2016
Boston MA May 6, 2016 May 19, 2016 July 3, 2016
Buffalo NY June 8, 2016 April 24, 2016 July 3, 2016
Casper WY February 6, 2016 April 29, 2016 December 26, 2015
Charleston SC June 18, 2016 May 22, 2016 May 7, 2016
Charlotte Amalie VI March 9, 2016 April 15, 2016 July 3, 2016
Charlotte NC May 4, 2016 April 30, 2016 June 15, 2016
Chicago IL  April 21, 2016  April 26, 2016 July 3, 2016
Christiansted VI March 9, 2016 April 15, 2016 July 3, 2016
Chula Vista CA June 2, 2016 June 6, 2016 July 3, 2016
Cincinnati OH November 12, 2015 March 15, 2016 June 24, 2016
Cleveland OH June 3, 2016 June 9, 2016 July 3, 2016
Columbus OH June 24, 2016 June 9, 2016 July 3, 2016
Dallas TX March 14, 2016 May 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Denver CO February 6, 2016 April 29, 2016 December 26, 2015
Des Moines IA January 7, 2016 March 18, 2016 April 14, 2016
Detroit MI November 30, 2015 June 24, 2016 July 3, 2016
El Paso TX May 10, 2016 April 6, 2016 April 7, 2016
Fort Smith AR March 25, 2016 April 25, 2016 June 9, 2016
Fresno CA June 18, 2016 June 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
Greer SC August 2, 2016 July 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
Harlingen TX April 16, 2016 May 19, 2016 June 11, 2016
Hartford CT April 8, 2016 May 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
Helena MT August 2, 2016 June 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
Hialeah FL July 3, 2016 May 4, 2016 April 8, 2016
Honolulu HI June 9, 2016 June 12, 2016 July 3, 2016
Houston TX January 18, 2016 April 18, 2016 May 2, 2016
Imperial CA May 15, 2016 June 21, 2016 October 13, 2015
Indianapolis IN June 14, 2016 May 27, 2016 July 3, 2016
Jacksonville FL July 10, 2016 April 12, 2016 March 20, 2016
Kansas City MO June 22, 2016 May 11, 2016 June 6, 2016
Kendall FL June 24, 2016 April 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Las Vegas NV April 15, 2016 April 21, 2016 July 3, 2016
Long Island NY January 21, 2016 April 20, 2016 February 10, 2016
Los Angeles CA June 3, 2016 May 22, 2016 May 13, 2016
Los Angeles County CA May 16, 2016 May 16, 2016 June 8, 2016
Louisville KY June 26, 2016 May 31, 2016 July 3, 2016
Manchester NH April 2, 2016 May 31, 2016 July 3, 2016
Memphis TN May 28, 2016 April 12, 2016 November 19, 2015
Miami FL May 4, 2016 May 1, 2016 June 18, 2016
Milwaukee WI May 6, 2016 June 9, 2016 July 3, 2016
Mount Laurel NJ May 13, 2016 April 25, 2016 June 15, 2016
New Orleans LA March 22, 2016 April 9, 2016 February 16, 2016
New York City NY February 8, 2016 April 9, 2016 January 5, 2016
Newark NJ December 25, 2015 May 5, 2016 July 3, 2016
Norfolk VA May 10, 2016 April 23, 2016 July 3, 2016
Oakland Park FL March 28, 2016 May 1, 2016 July 3, 2016
Oklahoma City OK April 17, 2016 April 21, 2016 June 17, 2016
Omaha NE November 30, 2015 June 24, 2016 July 3, 2016
Orlando FL April 28, 2016 April 28, 2016 November 24, 2015
Philadelphia PA May 1, 2016 May 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
Phoenix AZ May 16, 2016 April 15, 2016 May 3, 2016
Pittsburgh PA May 10, 2016 May 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Portland ME February 24, 2016 June 25, 2016 July 3, 2016
Portland OR May 25, 2016 May 16, 2016 June 20, 2016
Providence RI May 4, 2016 June 11, 2016 July 3, 2016
Queens NY February 2, 2016 June 12, 2016 November 20, 2015
Raleigh NC June 17, 2016 May 9, 2016 July 3, 2016
Reno NV April 21, 2016 April 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Sacramento CA June 2, 2016 June 6, 2016 July 3, 2016
Saint Albans VT May 4, 2016 July 3, 2016 June 20, 2016
Saint Louis MO November 12, 2015 March 15, 2016 June 20, 2016
Saint Paul MN January 23, 2016 March 5, 2016 June 26, 2016
Salt Lake City UT June 27, 2016 May 4, 2016 July 3, 2016
San Antonio TX April 25, 2016 May 31, 2016 April 14, 2016
San Bernardino CA June 30, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 21, 2016
San Diego CA May 4, 2016 May 10, 2015 July 3, 2016
San Fernando CA May 1, 2016 May 11, 2016 July 3, 2016
San Francisco CA April 10, 2016 June 9, 2016 March 15, 2016
San Jose CA February 5, 2016 May 31, 2016 June 12, 2016
San Juan PR April 9, 2016 April 18, 2016 February 22, 2016
Santa Ana CA April 27, 2016 June 12, 2016 March 15, 2016
Seattle WA April 9, 2016 May 19, 2016 July 3, 2016
Spokane WA November 3, 2015 June 3, 2016 February 18, 2016
Tampa FL June 9, 2016 May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016
Tucson AZ February 7, 2016 May 31, 2016 July 3, 2016
Washington DC March 22, 2016 April 11, 2016 May 12, 2016
West Palm Beach FL June 15, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 13, 2016
Wichita KS April 16, 2016 May 7, 2016 December 10, 2015
Yakima WA May 24, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 3, 2016

USCIS has upheld consistent standards for processing times across all of its 82 local offices, and while the time required to process a request still varies based on the form submitted, form processing times between offices remains the same. It takes USCIS the same amount of time to process a Form I-485 (the application for non-U.S. citizens to register their permanent residence and receive their green card) at its office in Albany, New York, as it does to process the same request in its office based in Spokane, Washington. This uniformity of processing times, combined with the USCIS requirement that applicants requesting naturalization or permanent residence status need to live in the same USCIS district for a minimum of three months before submitting their request, makes the act of “shopping around” — or trying to find the USCIS office that has the quickest processing time and moving to a location under its jurisdiction — a pointless effort. For updated USCIS Local Office processing times, visit https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do

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