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I-485 Processing Time for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status

Updated: Jun 13

Form I-485 processing times

I-485 Processing Times for Employment-Based

The following I-485 processing time for employment-based adjustment of status is based on how long it took USCIS to complete 80% and 100% of cases over the past six months.


This data is frequently refreshed based on USCIS processing times. You can either bookmark ⭐ this page or save/share the link for your records.



USCIS processes cases in the order in which they are received. Each case is unique, and some cases may take longer than others. These processing times should be used as a reference point, not as an absolute measure of how long your case will take to be completed.




NOTES

  • Locate your field office: Find your nearest field office by entering your ZIP code on the USCIS office field locator. This will provide you with the office address and service center code.


  • Service request date: This date shows when a service request was made for a specific case. It doesn't mean all applications submitted before this date are completed. Service requests can be for things like expedited processing, asking about case status, or other actions on a case.


  • Texas (SSC) and Nebraska Service Centers (NSC): The processing time listed for the Texas Service Center and Nebraska Service Center is only for EB4 Form I-485 employment-based cases that those centers continue to work on.


  • California Service Center (CSC): The processing time listed for the California Service Center is only for EB-5 Form I-485 employment-based cases that the California Service Center continues to work on.


  • Rest of the service centers: Shows the processing times for Form I-485 in the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.



Visa-regressed employment-based adjustment of status I-485 applications are not included in the processing times shown in the following table.


If an applicant's priority date is not earlier than the applicable visa available cut-off date published in the Visa Bulletin their adjustment of status application cannot be approved until a visa is available to the applicant based on their priority date, preference category, and country of chargeability.



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