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USCIS Releases Processing Time Information for its National Benefits Center

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USCIS has released on May 15, 2009, the projected times for the National Benefits Center to complete processing of applications.
USCIS in FY 2007 received 1.4 million applications for naturalization – which were double than those received the year before.
In July and August of FY 2007 USCIS received nearly 2.5 million applications and petitions of all types. USCIS claims that despite the surge of applications, most offices have continued to handle the workload and completed the processing of cases received during 2007 and that it initiated efforts to improve processes and focus increased resources, including the hiring of over 1,000 new Immigration Services Officers, to address this increased workload.
For the benefit of our readers, the procesing times below indicate the receipt date of petitions and applications currently being processed by the USCIS National Benefits Center.
Processing Dates for the National Benefits Center as of March 31, 2009
Form Application or Basis for Filing Processing Timeframe
I-102 Initial issuance or replacement of a I-94 3 months
I-131 Application for travel document/advance parole 3 months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change non-immigrant status 3 months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 3 months
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits 6 months
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or 6 months
Petition

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released on May 15, 2009, the projected times for the National Benefits Center to complete processing of applications.

USCIS stated that in FY 2007 received 1.4 million applications for naturalization – which were double than those received the year before.

In July and August of FY 2007 USCIS received nearly 2.5 million applications and petitions of all types. USCIS claims that despite the surge of applications, most offices have continued to handle the workload and completed the processing of cases received during 2007 and that it initiated efforts to improve processes and focus increased resources, including the hiring of over 1,000 new Immigration Services Officers, to address this increased workload.

For the benefit of our readers, the processing times below indicate the receipt date of petitions and applications currently being processed by the USCIS National Benefits Center.

Processing Dates for the National Benefits Center as of March 31, 2009:

Form Application or Basis for Filing Processing Time frame
I-102 Initial issuance or replacement of a I-94 3 months
I-131 Application for travel document/advance parole 3 months
I-539 Application to Extend/Change non-immigrant status 3 months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 3 months
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits 6 months
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition 6 months
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May 19, 2009 at 12:59 am

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