Friday, September 20, 2013

USCIS EB I-485 & I-140 Processing Statistics As Of 07/31/13

USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics as of 07/31/2013

 TSC NSC National
Pending 6,428 1,295 7,769
Customer action waiting 1,646 3,208 4,854
Completed 3,290 2,495 5,785
New receipts 2,749 1,779 4,528

The number of pending I-140 applications at NSC decreased from 1,888 to 1,295 in the last one month.

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics as of 07/31/2013

 TSC NSC National
Pending 28,169 24,604 232,256
Preadjudicated 50,651 41,948 92,630
Customer action waiting 3,201 16,135 40,477
Completed 6,726 8,672 51,677
New receipts 8,851 10,210 47,837

Current case load continues to be equally distributed between TSC and NSC for most categories.

Number of pending cases increased by around 2,500 at NSC (and around 6,600 at TSC). This could be due to EB3ROW applicants submitting their I-485 applications. The actual volume of new applicants submitting I-485 applications is still low; which explains the 18 months movement in EB3ROW category in October visa bulletin.

At TSC, customer waiting action dropped from 7,097 to 3,201. This could mean that USCIS processed around 4,000 RFE response in the last one month. However at NSC, the volume increased by around 300 (instead of decreasing). This could mean longer wait for applicants who received RFE from NSC.

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). Exception is if application is preadjudicated then it would go by PD.

For previous I-140 and I-485 statistics, please click here:

Note: USCIS also updated their processing time on September 17. Please see the link on right side of this page (under USCIS Links)

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