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Non-immigrant Visa Application Processing Fees to Increase on June 4th

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On May 20, 2010, the Department of State published an interim final rule in the Federal Register to increase non-immigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fees.
The interim final rule also establishes a tiered structure with separate fees for different non-immigrant visa categories. The new fees are scheduled to go into effect on June 4, 2010.
The Department is increasing fees to ensure sufficient resources to cover the rising cost of processing non-immigrant visas. This increase applies both to non-immigrant visas placed in passports and to border crossing cards issued to certain applicants in Mexico.
The new, tiered fee structure was created to cover the higher unit costs for processing certain categories of non-immigrant visas that are more complicated and require more in-depth consideration than most other categories of non-immigrant visas. The Department is required to recover, as far as possible, the cost of processing non-immigrant visas through the collection of the application fees. For a number of reasons, including new security enhancements, the $131 fee set on January 1, 2008 no longer covers the current, actual cost of processing non-immigrant visas.
Under the new schedule of fees, applicants for all visas that are not petition-based, including B1/B2 tourist and business visitor visas and all student and exchange visitor (F, M and J) visas, will pay a fee of $140.
Applicants for petition-based visas will pay an application fee of $150. These categories include:
· H visa for temporary workers and trainees
· L visa for intracompany transferees
· O visa for aliens with extraordinary ability
· P visa for athletes, artists and entertainers
· Q visa for international cultural exchange visitors
· R visa for religious occupations
The application fee for K visas for fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens will be $350. The fee for E visas for treaty-traders and treaty-investors will be $390.
Concurrent with the publication of the interim final rule, the Department will also release additional cost of service data and re-open the public comment period for an additional 60 days.
Only the fees for non-immigrant visas will change on June 4. Proposed fee changes related to U.S. passports, immigrant visas, and other consular services are still under review.
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Written by MithrasLaw

May 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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

Written by MithrasLaw

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

USCIS Processing Time Information for National Benefits Center

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Posted: January 15, 2010

Field Office Processing Dates for 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-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record

Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94

2.5 Months

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

3 Months

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

All other extension applications

2.5 Months

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

Written by MithrasLaw

January 23, 2010 at 4:04 am

USCIS Processing Time Information for VERMONT SERVICE CENTER

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Posted: January 15, 2010

Field Office Processing Dates for VERMONT 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-90A

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Initial issuance or replacement for Special Agricultral Workers (SAW)

3.5 Months

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

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

2 Months

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

July 23, 2007

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

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

July 23, 2007

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

U.S. citizen filing for a brother or sister

April 23, 2008

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for a spouse or child under 21

May 28, 2007

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or daughter over 21

March 27, 2007

I-131

Application for Travel Document

All other applicants for advance parole

3 Months

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Extraordinary ability

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Outstanding professor or researcher

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Multinational executive or manager

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Schedule A Nurses

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Skilled worker or professional

November 01, 2007

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Unskilled worker

November 01, 2007

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

International broadcasters

5 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

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

November 12, 2008

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

July 25, 2006

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)]

October 02, 2008

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

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

October 02, 2008

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-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

El Salvador initial or late filing

October 02, 2008

I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

El Salvador extension

October 02, 2008

I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

Honduras and Nicaragua initial or late filing

October 02, 2008

I-821

Application for Temporary Protected Status

Honduras and Nicaragua extension

October 02, 2008

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

To request further action on an approved application or petition

3 Months

N-600

Application for Certification of Citizenship

Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship

5 Months

N-643

Application for Certification of Citizenship on Behalf of an Adopted Child

Application for recognition of U.S. citizenship on behalf of an adopted child

5 Months

Written by MithrasLaw

January 23, 2010 at 3:58 am

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