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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 January 31, 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 August 17, 2016 August 16,2016 May 25, 2016
Albany NY August 4, 2016 June 10, 2016 July 15, 2016
Albuquerque NM August 27, 2016 June 29, 2016 September 3, 2016
Anchorage AK August 21, 2016 June 4, 2016 September 3, 2016
Atlanta GA May 31, 2016 April 28, 2016 August 16, 2016
Baltimore MD April 9, 2016 June 2, 2016 May 30, 2016
Boise ID May 10, 2016 June 24, 2016 September 3, 2016
Boston MA June 27, 2016 June 28, 2016 September 3, 2016
Buffalo NY September 6, 2016 June 13, 2016 September 3, 2016
Casper WY April 27, 2016 May 28, 2016 June 27, 2016
Charleston SC August 2, 2016 June 24, 2016 June 23, 2016
Charlotte Amalie VI June 22, 2016 July 26, 2016 October 15, 2016
Charlotte NC June 23, 2016 June 17, 2016 July 1, 2016
Chicago IL  June 9, 2016  June 9, 2016 September 3, 2016
Christiansted VI June 22, 2016 July 26, 2016 October 15, 2016
Chula Vista CA August 16, 2016 June 21, 2016 September 3, 2016
Cincinnati OH February 24, 2016 April 6, 2016 August 17, 2016
Cleveland OH August 21, 2016 July 11, 2016 September 3, 2016
Columbus OH August 31, 2016 June 18, 2016 September 3, 2016
Dallas TX May 11, 2016 May 15, 2016 September 3, 2016
Denver CO April 27, 2016 May 28, 2016 June 7, 2015
Des Moines IA May 14, 2016 April 16, 2016 May 2, 2016
Detroit MI July 4, 2016 July 26, 2016 September 3, 2016
El Paso TX June 18, 2016 June 3, 2016 April 13, 2016
Fort Smith AR June 22, 2016 June 2, 2016 September 3, 2016
Fresno CA August 8, 2016 August 4, 2016 September 3, 2016
Greer SC October 3, 2016 September 3, 2016 September 3, 2016
Harlingen TX June 6, 2016 May 27, 2016 July 17, 2016
Hartford CT June 5, 2016 May 17, 2016 August 20, 2016
Helena MT January 31, 2017 August 4, 2016 August 12, 2016
Hialeah FL August 17, 2016 June 7, 2016 September 3, 2016
Honolulu HI August 4, 2016 June 24, 2016 August 6, 2016
Houston TX February 23, 2016 May 15, 2016 April 13, 2016
Imperial CA September 2, 2016 July 16, 2016 August 27, 2015
Indianapolis IN August 9, 2016 July 16, 2016 September 3, 2016
Jacksonville FL July 22, 2016 April 25, 2016 September 3, 2016
Kansas City MO July 25, 2016 June 15, 2016 September 3, 2016
Kendall FL August 11, 2016 June 1, 2016 July 24, 2016
Las Vegas NV May 20, 2016 May 18, 2016 September 3, 2016
Long Island NY July 30, 2016 June 23, 2016 July 20, 2016
Los Angeles CA June 3, 2016 May 22, 2016 May 13, 2016
Los Angeles County CA July 3, 2016 June 21, 2016 August 9, 2016
Louisville KY September 9, 2016 June 7, 2016 September 3, 2016
Manchester NH July 21, 2016 July 22, 2016 September 3, 2016
Memphis TN June 28, 2016 May 12, 2016 March 15, 2016
Miami FL June 18, 2016 May 12, 2016 August 20, 2016
Milwaukee WI June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 September 3, 2016
Mount Laurel NJ July 19, 2016 June 24, 2016 April 13, 2016
New Orleans LA May 27, 2016 May 20, 2016 March 31, 2016
New York City NY March 31, 2016 May 10, 2016 April 26, 2016
Newark NJ April 5, 2016 June 8, 2016 September 3, 2016
Norfolk VA June 21, 2016 May 3, 2016 September 3, 2016
Oakland Park FL May 20, 2016 May 21, 2016 July 8, 2016
Oklahoma City OK June 16, 2016 May 12, 2016 July 11, 2016
Omaha NE July 4, 2016 July 26, 2016 September 3, 2016
Orlando FL June 2, 2016 May 20, 2016 March 12, 2016
Philadelphia PA June 9, 2016 June 2, 2016 July 13, 2016
Phoenix AZ July 19, 2016 May 19, 2016 June 29, 2016
Pittsburgh PA August 16, 2016 July 2, 2016 September 3, 2016
Portland ME September 19, 2016 August 14, 2016 March 17, 2016
Portland OR July 4, 2016 June 27, 2016 September 3, 2016
Providence RI April 20, 2016 July 15, 2016 July 27, 2016
Queens NY March 23, 2016 June 3, 2016 February 7, 2016
Raleigh NC July 12, 2016 July 8, 2016 September 3, 2016
Reno NV July 18, 2015 July 1, 2016 September 3, 2016
Sacramento CA August 16, 2016 June 21, 2016 September 3, 2016
Saint Albans VT July 14, 2016 July 9, 2016 April 12, 2016
Saint Louis MO February 24, 2016 April 6, 2016 April 12, 2016
Saint Paul MN March 19, 2016 April 1, 2016 July 5, 2016
Salt Lake City UT August 12, 2016 May 31, 2016 September 3, 2016
San Antonio TX May 21, 2016 May 25, 2016 June 6, 2016
San Bernardino CA August 24, 2016 July 4, 2016 June 22, 2016
San Diego CA July 13, 2016 June 5, 2016 August 17, 2016
San Fernando CA June 15, 2016 June 20, 2016 August 16, 2016
San Francisco CA May 29, 2016 June 16, 2016 April 1, 2016
San Jose CA April 23, 2016 April 23, 2016 August 6, 2016
San Juan PR June 30, 2016 June 10, 2016 September 3, 2016
Santa Ana CA June 27, 2016 June 30, 2016 May 5, 2016
Seattle WA June 8, 2016 July 9, 2016 September 3, 2016
Spokane WA April 12, 2016 July 18, 2016 July 4, 2016
Tampa FL July 22, 2016 May 14, 2016 June 14, 2016
Tucson AZ June 30, 2016 June 29, 2016 September 3, 2016
Washington DC June 19, 2016 May 7, 2016 May 12, 2016
West Palm Beach FL July 11, 2016 June 6, 2016 August 19, 2016
Wichita KS May 25, 2016 July 17, 2016 December 4, 2015
Yakima WA August 8, 2016 July 14, 2016 August 25, 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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