Wednesday, January 29, 2014

USCIS EB I-485 & I-140 Processing Statistics As Of 11/30/13

USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics 

 TSC NSC National
Pending 7,665 1,849 9,558
Customer Action Wait 966 2,833 3,799
Completed 2,462 1,550 4,013
New Receipt 2,653 1,733 4,386

The number of completed cases in most categories decreased at both NSC and TSC in the last one month.

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics

 TSC NSC National
Pending 38,070 28,940 239,439
Preadjudicated 36,945 29,856 66,822
Customer Action Wait 1,765 16,748 40,796
Completed 6,373 9,642 45,960
New Receipt 6,907 9,609 42,977

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

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 few days ago. Please see the link on right side of this page (under USCIS Links) or the GC Calculator page.


  1. For I-485 processing statistics, Pending for TSC increased, and New receipt decreased for both. How should we interpret that?

    1. Perhaps they have been working slower because it's been colder?? I don't get it either...

    2. Since they started processing new receipt cases, they were moved over to pending category. Hence volume of pending applications increased.

  2. Good info.
    How TSC and NSC cases can be equally distributed when there is a difference of 9000 and 8000 cases on pending and preadjudicated cases ?. Also, another symptom that something is not going good in TSC is that the updated processing time went below the goal of 4 months, while NSC still on that goal.

    1. The number of people working in TSC may be lower than NSC. Also USCIS have started moving cases from FB category into these service center. So they would have more cases to work on.

  3. Does this influence the March Predictions for EB3??

  4. Dear Amazon,
    Please help us translate these data in relation to the future movement for eb3 phils. Thank you.


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