TSC Processing Times as of August 30, 2009

 

From USCIS.gov:

 

USCIS Processing Time Information for our
TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

Posted: October 18, 2009

Instructions on Using the Table

Below is a chart that shows the Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of the forms that are processed at that office. (Note that not all offices process all types of applications and petitions.)

Find the particular form number (in the left column) or form name (in the center column) in which you are interested. In the right column you will find either a timeframe in months or an exact date.

If the office is processing a particular type of application in less time than our processing goal, you will see the processing times expressed in months (for example, if the office is processing naturalization applications in less than our 5 month goal, the processing time will state “Five Months”). However, if that office is taking longer than our processing goal to handle the form type in question, you will see the filing date (e.g., “April 10, 2003”) of the last case we processed on the date the website chart was last updated. The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month.

IMPORTANT: If your receipt notice date is earlier then the processing date shown, we suggest you call our USCIS Customer Service Office at 1-800-375-5283 for assistance.

We offer a variety of services after you file. For example, for most kinds of cases you can check the status of your case online.

 

Field Office Processing Dates for TEXAS SERVICE CENTER as of: August 31, 2009

Form

Title

Classification or Basis for Filing:

Processing Timeframe:

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement

March 31, 2009

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

June 17, 2009

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-1B - Specialty occupation - Visa to be issued abroad

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-1B - Specialty occupation - Change of status in the U.S.

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-1B - Specialty occupation - Extension of stay in the U.S.

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-1C - Nurses

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2A - Temporary workers

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2B - Other temporary workers

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-3 - Temporary trainees

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

E - Treaty traders and investors

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

L - Intracompany transfers

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

Blanket L

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

O - Extraordinary ability

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

P - Athletes, artists, and entertainers

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

Q - Cultural exchange visitors and exchange visitors participating in the Irish Peace process

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

R - Religious occupation

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

TN - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional

2 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a spouse, parent, or child under 21

April 03, 2009

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

April 03, 2009

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a married son or daughter over 21

April 03, 2009

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister

April 03, 2009

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21

April 03, 2009

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

April 03, 2009

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

June 02, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Extraordinary ability

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Outstanding professor or researcher

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Multinational executive or manager

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Schedule A Nurses

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Skilled worker or professional

May 03, 2009

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Unskilled worker

May 03, 2009

I-360

Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

Religious workers

5 Months

I-360

Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

All other special immigrants

5 Months

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Employment-based adjustment applications

September 14, 2007

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago

February 02, 2009

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Change of status to H or L dependents

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Change Status to the J exchange visitor category

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All other change of status applications

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of stay for H and L dependents

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors

2.5 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All other extension applications

2.5 Months

I-612

Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement

Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution

May 14, 2007

I-730

Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee

February 12, 2009

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents

March 04, 2009

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)]

June 02, 2009

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]

June 02, 2009

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on TPS for Honduras/Nicaragua [(c)(19), (a)(12)]

June 02, 2009

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19)(a)(12)]

June 02, 2009

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

June 02, 2009

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits

Voluntary departure under the family unity program

6 Months

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

To request further action on an approved application or petition

February 28, 2009

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)

April 14, 2008

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors) based on PL107-273

April 14, 2008

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate

6 Months

 



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