USCIS I-140 Processing Statistics as of 04/30/2013
|Customer action waiting||1,534||3,122||4,656|
USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics as of 04/30/2013
|Customer action waiting||2,763||15,099|
Current case load continues to be equally distributed between TSC and NSC. The only exception is NSC waiting for action from customer (in I-140 and I-485). The most likely reason is USCIS is waiting for response on RFE issued to these applicants.
The "customer waiting for action" column for TSC is likely to increase by few thousand cases due to huge volume of RFE issued to EB2 India (and few other) applicants.
The number of pending cases in I-485 are expected to increase a lot as EB3ROW, EB3 China and EB3 Mexico (and later EB2 India) moves forward in the coming visa bulletins. These new cases are in addition to the usual EB1, EB2, EB4 and EB5 cases which will be filed.
Unless USCIS increases its staffing the processing time for new cases could increase as pending cases increases.
Since USCIS goes by last receipt date, if you are going to file your I-485 (or just filed), you will be placed behind this queue (even if your PD is before these applicants).
For previous I-140 and I-485 statistics, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/05/uscis-i-485-i-140-processing-statistics.html