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

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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