Tuesday, December 31, 2013

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of 10/31/13

Please see below latest FB (family based) statistics released by USCIS:

USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics

 CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 6,462 15,559 31,714
Pending but adjudication deferred 320,241 123,776 462,286
Customer action waiting 21,687 5,480 29,664
Completed 24,412 6,023 38,299
New receipts 16,138 9,662 27,582

CSC = California Service Center
VSC = Vermont Service Center 
USCIS FB I-485 Processing Statistics

 CSC VSC National
Pending 1,558 9,982 233,521
awaiting visa number
0 0 73,223
Customer action waiting 264 2,161 42,480
Completed 154 1,191 56,326
New receipts 379 2,114 54,493

The applications at CSC is much lower than VSC in nearly all categories.

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.

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/2013/11/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) or the GC Calculator page.


  1. Preadjudicated: USCIS have finished processing the case but visa number is not available

    I was under the impression that you cannot file form I-485 unless your priority date is current? If this is true, how can you have a category for "preadjudicated"? Is it possible to file i485 before PD is current?

    1. I see that CSC and VSC have 0, but my question is in regards to the National numbers (73,223). Thank you

    2. A preadjudicated I-485 adjustment of status (AoS) application happens when a person's priority date becomes current, they file their I-485 AoS application, and before the USCIS starts adjudication of the I-485 AoS application and requests a visa number from the Department of State (DoS)* the cut off date (published in the DoS Visa Bulletin) regresses and the beneficiary's priority date is no longer current. Then at some point the USCIS will preadjudicate the I-485 AoS application while waiting for the beneficiary's priority date to become current again.

      * The I-485 AoS application receipt date is not the same as when the USCIS starts adjudication and requests a visa number. Thus resulting in cases where an I-485 AoS application has been filed and has a receipt date, but cannot get a visa number and be adjudicated because of cut off date regression. The cut off date published in the DoS Visa Bulletin only allows for filing of an I-485 AoS application. It does not guarantee or otherwise mean that a visa number will actually be available.


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