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USCIS Local Offices

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 July 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 6, 2015 5 Months September 12, 2015
Albany NY January 2, 2016 February 14, 2016 February 2, 2016
Albuquerque NM February 17, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Anchorage AK December 16, 2015 January 26, 2016 5 Months
Atlanta GA January 30, 2016 February 24, 2016 September 27, 2015
Baltimore MD December 18, 2015 January 15, 2016 September 4, 2015
Boise ID November 17, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
Boston MA December 14, 2015 February 19, 2016 5 Months
Buffalo NY February 22, 2016 February 28, 2016 5 Months
Casper WY October 4, 2015 5 Months December 25, 2015
Charleston SC January 26, 2016 February 29, 2016 January 24, 2016
Charlotte Amalie VI December 31, 2015 February 18, 2016 November 30, 2015
Charlotte NC March 10, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Chicago IL  January 29, 2016  February 5, 2016 5 Months
Christiansted VI December 31, 2015 February 18, 2016 November 30 2015
Chula Vista CA February 8, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Cincinnati OH July 18, 2015 September 15, 2015 February 28, 2016
Cleveland OH March 11, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Columbus OH March 12, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Dallas TX September 24, 2015 January 30, 2016 5 Months
Denver CO October 4, 2015 5 Months December 25, 2015
Des Moines IA November 21, 2015 November 20, 2015 January 10, 2016
Detroit MI November 18, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
El Paso TX January 16, 2016 February 5, 2016 December 22, 2015
Fort Smith AR March 14, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Fresno CA March 21, 2016 5 Months February 25, 2016
Greer SC January 26, 2016 February 29, 2016 January 24, 2016
Harlingen TX January 24, 2016 February 2, 2016 February 27, 2016
Hartford CT December 16, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
Helena MT 4 Months 5 Months 5 Months
Hialeah FL March 5, 2016 5 Months January 22, 2016
Honolulu HI January 11, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Houston TX November 2, 2015 January 13, 2016 5 Months
Imperial CA January 30, 2016 5 Months December 25, 2014
Indianapolis IN March 10, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Jacksonville FL February 23, 2016 Febraury 10, 2016 August 10, 2015
Kansas City MO March 25, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Kendall FL March 8, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Las Vegas NV December 20, 2015 February 25, 2016 5 Months
Long Island NY November 4, 2015 January 25, 2016 September 27, 2015
Los Angeles CA February 18, 2016 5 Months February 5, 2016
Los Angeles County CA January 21, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Louisville KY 4 Months 5 Months 5 Months
Manchester NH February 5, 2016 5 Months   5 Months
Memphis TN February 16, 2016 February 23, 2016 June 15, 2015
Miami FL January 6, 2016 5 Months Obtober 21, 2015
Milwaukee WI January 6, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Mount Laurel NJ February 26, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
New Orleans LA December 28, 2015 5 Months November 26, 2015
New York City NY October 30, 2015 January 9, 2016 August 22, 2015
Newark NJ August 31, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
Norfolk VA January 15, 2016 January 15, 2015 5 Months
Oakland Park FL November 27, 2015 5 Months February 4, 2016
Oklahoma City OK December 26, 2015 January 31, 2016 5 Months
Omaha NE November 18, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
Orlando FL February 7, 2016 February 26, 2016 July 11, 2015
Philadelphia PA November 16, 2015 February 11, 2016 5 Months
Phoenix AZ February 17, 2016 January 21, 2016 5 Months
Pittsburgh PA January 1, 2016 February 11, 2016 5 Months
Portland ME January 26, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Portland OR March 4, 2016 5 Months November 30, 2015
Providence RI January 30, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Queens NY October 16, 2015 February 13, 2016 May 25, 2015
Raleigh NC March 12, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Reno NV December 29, 2013 February19, 2016 5 Months
Sacramento CA February 8, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Saint Albans VT March 16, 2016 February 25, 2016 February 28, 2016
Saint Louis MO July 18, 2015 September 30, 2015 February 28, 2016
Saint Paul MN December 2, 2015 December 10, 2015 December 29, 2015
Salt Lake City UT February 2, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
San Antonio TX January 30, 2016 January 27, 2016 February 14, 2016
San Bernardino CA March 13, 2016 5 Months February 26, 2016
San Diego CA November 22, 2015 December 13, 2015 5 Months
San Fernando CA December 24, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
San Francisco CA November 30, 2015 January 15, 2016 January 25, 2016
San Jose CA November 18, 2015 February 5, 2016 5 Months
San Juan PR November 13, 2015 February 19, 2016 September 3, 2015
Santa Ana CA December 18, 2015 5 Months December 4, 2015
Seattle WA February 2, 2016 5 Months 5 Months
Spokane WA November 20, 2015 5 Months August 26, 2015
Tampa FL January 23, 2016 5 Months February 18, 2016
Tucson AZ September 13, 2015 5 Months 5 Months
Washington DC December 10, 2015 January 18, 2016 January 28, 2016
West Palm Beach FL February 21, 2016 5 Months February 19, 2016
Wichita KS December 29, 2015 February 28, 2016 November 2, 2015
Yakima WA March 10, 2016 5 Months 5 Months

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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