Please see below latest FB (family based) statistics released by USCIS:
USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics as of 07/31/2013
|All Other Pending||4,823||14,933||27,296|
|Pending but adjudication deferred||357,201||134,200||498,210|
|Customer action waiting||9,453||4,536||13,993|
CSC = California Service Center
VSC = Vermont Service Center
USCIS FB I-485 Processing Statistics as of 07/31/2013
awaiting visa number
|Customer action waiting||201||381||40,477|
New receipts for I-485 at CSC continues to be much smaller than VSC.
New receipts: USCIS have recently received application
Pending: USCIS have started processing application
Customer action waiting: USCIS is waiting for more document(s) from customer (RFE)
Preadjudicated: USCIS have finished processing the case but visa number is not available
Completed: USCIS have completed processing application
If you are planning to file I-130 or I-485 application, the table above will give you an idea of how many applicants are ahead of you.
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. Exception is if application is preadjudicated then it would go by PD.
In case you missed it, last month USCIS began transferring many I-130 applications from VSC to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) to balance service center workload. Please see link below:
Many of you may have received a transfer notice receipt. Please remember to update the tracker with any new data. We have added a new column called "Case Transferred To".
For previous FB I-130 and I-485 statistics, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/08/uscis-fb-i-485-i-130-processing.html
Tip: USCIS again updated their processing time some days ago. Please see the link on right side of this page (under USCIS Links)