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Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 H-2B Cap Count (updated September 24, 2012)

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The H-2B Program

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.
For more information about the H-2B program, see the link to the left under “H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers.”

What is the H-2B Cap?

There is a statutory numerical limit, or “cap,” on the total number aliens who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-2B status (including through a change of status) during a fiscal year.   Currently, the H-2B cap set by Congress is 66,000 per fiscal year, with 33,000 to be allocated for employment beginning in the 1st half of the fiscal year (October 1 – March 31) and 33,000 to be allocated for employment beginning in the 2nd half of the fiscal year (April 1 – September 30). Any unused numbers from the first half of the fiscal year will be made available for use by employers seeking to hire H-2B workers during the second half of the fiscal year.  There is no “carry over” of unused H-2B numbers from one fiscal year to the next.

Persons who are exempt from the H-2B cap

Generally, an H-2B worker who extends his/her stay in H-2B status will not be counted again against the H-2B cap.  Similarly, the spouse and children of H-2B workers classified as H-4 nonimmigrants are not counted against this cap.   Additionally petitions for the following types of workers are exempt the H-2B cap

  • Fish roe processors, fish roe technicians and/or supervisors of fish roe processing
  • From November 28, 2009 until December 31, 2014, workers performing labor or services in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and/or Guam.

Once the H-2B cap is reached, USCIS may only accept petitions for H-2B workers who are exempt from the H-2B cap.

Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 H-2B Cap Count

As USCIS receives H-2B petitions for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the below chart will be regularly updated

Cap Type   Cap Amount Beneficiaries Approved Beneficiaries Pending Target Beneficiaries Total Date of Last Count
H-2B: 2nd Half FY 2012  33,000 28,114 1,209 51,000 29,323 9/21/2012
H-2B: 1st Half FY 2013 33,0002 4,132 1,490 0 5,622 9/21/2012

1   Refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.  This number will always be higher than the actual cap.

2 As noted, if the cap is not reached for the 1st half of the fiscal year, those numbers will be made available for use during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.  In some fiscal years, therefore, depending on demand for H-2B workers, more than 33,000 cap-subject persons may be granted H-2B status during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.

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Fiscal Year 2012 H-2B Cap Count (updated July 17, 2012)

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As USCIS receives H-2B petitions for fiscal year 2012, the below chart will be regularly updated

Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries Approved Beneficiaries Pending Target Beneficiaries Total Date of Last Count
FY 2012 33,000 26,679 1,819 51,000 28,498 7/13/2012
FY 2013 33,0002 308 305 0 613 7/13/2012

1   Refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.  This number will always be higher than the actual cap.

2 As noted, if the cap is not reached for the 1st half of the fiscal year, those numbers will be made available for use during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.  In some fiscal years, therefore, depending on demand for H-2B workers, more than 33,000 cap-subject persons may be granted H-2B status during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.

AAO Processing Times (updated May 01, 2012)

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This chart shows the average amount of time it takes to receive a decision in a particular type of case after the case file is received by the AAO. Processing times are directly related to the volume of cases received.

AAO Processing Times as of April 1, 2012

Form Number

Case Type

Time

I-129F Petition for Fiancée

Current

I-129 H1B Nonimmigrant  Specialty  Occupation  Worker

20 Months

I-129  H2 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker

 Current

I-129  H3 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker

Current

I-129  L Nonimmigrant  Intracompany  Transferee

22 Months

I-129  O Nonimmigrant  Extraordinary  Ability  Worker

Current

I-129  P1,  P2,  P3 Athletes,  Artists  and  Entertainers

Current

I-129  Q Cultural  Exchange  Visitor

Current

I-129  R N/I  Religious  Worker

Current

I-131 Application  for  Travel  Document

Current

I-140  EB1 (A) Alien  with  Extraordinary  Ability

15 Months

I-140  EB1 (B) Outstanding  Professor  or  Researcher

     13 Months*  

I-140  EB1 (C) Multinational  Manager  or  Executive

21 Months

I-140  EB2 (D) Advanced Degree  Professional

23 Months

I-140  EB2 (I) National Interest Waiver

Current

I-140  EB3 (E) Skilled  or  Professional  Worker

36 Months

I-140  EB3 (G) Other  Worker

Current

I-212 Application to Reapply  for  Admission

Current

I-352 Bond  Breach

Current

I-360  EB4 Petition  for  Religious  Worker

16 Months

I-360  C Special  Immigrant  Juvenile

Current

I-360 K Special Immigrant Afghanistan or Iraq National Translator Current
I-360  VAWA Violence  Against  Women  Act  Petition

Current

I-485 Cuban  Adjustment  Act  Application

Current

I-485 LIFE  Act  Adjustment  Application

Current

I-485 Section  13  Adjustment  Application

 Current

I-526  EB5 Alien  Entrepreneur

Current

I-600 Petition  for  Orphan

Current

I-601 Application  for  Waiver  of  Inadmissibility

25 Months

I-612 Application  for  212(e)  Waiver

Current

I-687 Legalization  Application  for  Temporary  Residence

Current

I-690 Legalization/SAW -Waive Grounds of Excludability

Current

I-698 Legalization  Adjustment  Application

Current

I-700 Special  Agricultural  Worker

Current

I-821 Temporary  Protected  Status

Current

I-905 Application to Issue  Cert  for  Health  Care  Workers

Current

I-914 Application  for  T  Nonimmigrant  Status

Current

I-918 Petition  for  U  Nonimmigrant  Status

Current

N-470 Application to Preserve  Residence

Current

N-565 Replacement  Naturalization/Citizenship Doc

Current

N-600 Certificate  of  Citizenship

Current

N-643 Certificate  of  Citizenship  for  Adopted  Child

Current

*  Within  current  USCIS  processing  time  goal  of  six  months  or  less

AAO Processing Times (updated March 28, 2012)

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This chart shows the average amount of time it takes to receive a decision in a particular type of case after the case file is received by the AAO. Processing times are directly related to the volume of cases received.

AAO Processing Times as of January  1, 2012

Form Number

Case Type

Time

I-129F Petition for Fiancée

Current

I-129 H1B Nonimmigrant  Specialty  Occupation  Worker

22 Months

I-129  H2 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker

 Current

I-129  H3 Temporary  Nonimmigrant  Worker

Current

I-129  L Nonimmigrant  Intracompany  Transferee

22Months

I-129  O Nonimmigrant  Extraordinary  Ability  Worker

Current

I-129  P1,  P2,  P3 Athletes,  Artists  and  Entertainers

Current

I-129  Q Cultural  Exchange  Visitor

Current

I-129  R N/I  Religious  Worker

Current

I-131 Application  for  Travel  Document

Current

I-140  EB1 (A) Alien  with  Extraordinary  Ability

16 Months

I-140  EB1 (B) Outstanding  Professor  or  Researcher

     11 Months*  

I-140  EB1 (C) Multinational  Manager  or  Executive

21 Months

I-140  EB2 (D) Advanced Degree  Professional

26 Months

I-140  EB2 (I) National Interest Waiver

10Months

I-140  EB3 (E) Skilled  or  Professional  Worker

35 Months

I-140  EB3 (G) Other  Worker

Current

I-212 Application to Reapply  for  Admission

Current

I-352 Bond  Breach

Current

I-360  EB4 Petition  for  Religious  Worker

20 Months

I-360  C Special  Immigrant  Juvenile

Current

I-360 K Special Immigrant Afghanistan or Iraq National Translator Current
I-360  VAWA Violence  Against  Women  Act  Petition

Current

I-485 Cuban  Adjustment  Act  Application

Current

I-485 LIFE  Act  Adjustment  Application

Current

I-485 Section  13  Adjustment  Application

 Current

I-526  EB5 Alien  Entrepreneur

Current

I-600 Petition  for  Orphan

Current

I-601 Application  for  Waiver  of  Inadmissibility

26 Months

I-612 Application  for  212(e)  Waiver

Current

I-687 Legalization  Application  for  Temporary  Residence

9 Months  

I-690 Legalization/SAW -Waive Grounds of Excludability

Current

I-698 Legalization  Adjustment  Application

Current

I-700 Special  Agricultural  Worker

Current

I-821 Temporary  Protected  Status

Current

I-905 Application to Issue  Cert  for  Health  Care  Workers

Current

I-914 Application  for  T  Nonimmigrant  Status

Current

I-918 Petition  for  U  Nonimmigrant  Status

Current

N-470 Application to Preserve  Residence

Current

N-565 Replacement  Naturalization/Citizenship Doc

Current

N-600 Certificate  of  Citizenship

Current

N-643 Certificate  of  Citizenship  for  Adopted  Child

Current

*  Within  current  USCIS  processing  time  goal  of  six  months  or  less

USCIS Processing Time Information for CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER

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Posted: January 15, 2010

Field Office Processing Dates for CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER as of: November 30, 2009

 

Form

Title

Classification or Basis for Filing:

Processing Timeframe:

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement

June 13, 2009

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

2.5 Months

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-2A – Temporary workers

1 Month

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2B – Other temporary workers

1 Month

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

1 Month

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

August 16, 2009

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional

2 Months

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiance(e)

K-1/K-2 – Not yet married – fiance and/or dependent child

5 Months

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiance(e)

K-3/K-4 – Already married – spouse and/or dependent child

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

April 02, 2005

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

May 23, 2002

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister

October 02, 2000

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21

January 02, 2007

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

December 02, 2002

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

3 Months

I-212

Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal

Readmission after deportation or removal

4 Months

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

4 Months

I-526

Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur

For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States

5 Months

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

4 Months

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence

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

6 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

4 Weeks

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

3 Months

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

3 Months

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)

6 Months

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

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

September 12, 1997

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January 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

USCIS Processing Time Information for NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER

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Posted: January 15, 2010

Field Office Processing Dates for NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER as of: November 30, 2009

 

 

Form

Title

Classification or Basis for Filing:

Processing Timeframe:

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement

3.5 Months

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

10-year renewal

3.5 Months

I-90A

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement for Special Agricultral Workers (SAW)

August 22, 2006

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

2.5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister

October 02, 2004

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

5 Months

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit

August 07, 2009

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document

August 07, 2009

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole

3 Months

I-131

Application for Travel Document

Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole

3 Months

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

3 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Extraordinary ability

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Outstanding professor or researcher

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Multinational executive or manager

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Schedule A Nurses

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Skilled worker or professional

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Unskilled worker

4 Months

I-212

Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal

Readmission after deportation or removal

December 31, 2008

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

June 04, 2009

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago

4 Months

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago

4 Months

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA)

4 Months

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Under the Indochinese Adjustment Act

4 Months

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)

4 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 02, 2009

I-730

Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee

5 Months

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence

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

6 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]

4 Weeks

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

4 Weeks

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

3 Months

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

3 Months

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

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

6 Months


 

Written by MithrasLaw

January 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

USCIS Processing Time Information for TEXAS SERVICE CENTER

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Posted: January 15, 2010

Field Office Processing Dates for TEXAS SERVICE CENTER as of: November 30, 2009

Form

Title

Classification or Basis for Filing:

Processing Timeframe:

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement

April 28, 2009

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

2.5 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

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

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

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

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

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

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-1C – Nurses

2 Months

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2A – Temporary workers

1 Month

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2B – Other temporary workers

1 Month

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

H-3 – Temporary trainees

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

E – Treaty traders and investors

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

L – Intracompany transfers

1 Month

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

Blanket L

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

O – Extraordinary ability

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

P – Athletes, artists, and entertainers

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

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

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

R – Religious occupation

December 24, 2007

I-129

Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) professional

December 24, 2007

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21

5 Months

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

5 Months

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

3 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Extraordinary ability

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Outstanding professor or researcher

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Multinational executive or manager

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Schedule A Nurses

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Skilled worker or professional

4 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Unskilled worker

4 Months

I-360

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

Religious workers

January 31, 2008

I-360

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

All other special immigrants

January 31, 2008

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Employment-based adjustment applications

June 03, 2009

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago

July 15, 2009

I-526

Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur

For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States

September 30, 2008

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Change of status to H or L dependents

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

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

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Change Status to the J exchange visitor category

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All other change of status applications

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of stay for H and L dependents

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of Stay for F or M academic or vocational students

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Extension of Stay for J exchange visitors

November 01, 2007

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All other extension applications

November 01, 2007

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

January 20, 2009

I-730

Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee

5 Months

I-751

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence

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

6 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

4 Weeks

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

3 Months

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

All other applications for employment authorization

3 Months

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

June 20, 2009

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)

6 Months

I-829

Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions

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

6 Months

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

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

6 Months

Written by MithrasLaw

January 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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