How USCIS Estimates Application and Petition Processing Times

How USCIS Estimates Application and Petition Processing Times

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has long been faulted for releasing processing time estimates for immigration benefit applications that are far shorter than the amount of time actually required to process the applications.  In March 2018, the agency introduced a pilot program in an attempt to remedy this problem.

The pilot program changed how USCIS estimates processing times for four of the most widely used immigration benefit applications, such as those for green cards and citizenship. While processing time estimates have