Processing Times and Service Centers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, posts Official Processing Times for the Service Centers and District Offices on its website. Please note that applications and petitions are processed in the order received. Due to security checks and other case-specific issues, it may take longer to adjudicate some applications and petitions than others of the same type.

While the USCIS provides instructions for inquiries on petitions, Tafapolsky & Smith tracks these times and automatically initiates an inquiry when a petition/application is more than 30 days beyond standard processing times. To avoid the risk of slowing down the process with redundant inquiries, we recommend that you allow us to make the inquiry.

Check here for Processing Dates of applications and petitions at USCIS Field Offices and Service Centers:

Service Centers

National Benefits Center
Primary jurisdiction over many family-based immigration applications

California Service Center
Jurisdiction covers Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada

Nebraska Service Center
Jurisdiction covers Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Texas Service Center
Jurisdiction covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas

Vermont Service Center
Jurisdiction covers Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia


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Visa Wait Times at US Consulates:
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