USCIS Processing Times – Texas Service Center

USCIS Processing Time Information for our
Texas Service Center

Posted: August 20, 2013

Instructions on Using the Table

Below is a chart that shows the Form Number, Form Name and Processing Times for all of the forms that are processed at that office. (Note that not all offices process all types of applications and petitions.)

Find the particular form number (in the left column) or form name (in the center column) in which you are interested. In the right column you will find either a timeframe in months or an exact date.

If the office is processing a particular type of application in less time than our processing goal, you will see the processing times expressed in months (for example, if the office is processing naturalization applications in less than our 5 month goal, the processing time will state “Five Months”). However, if that office is taking longer than our processing goal to handle the form type in question, you will see the filing date (e.g., “April 10, 2003”) of the last case we processed on the date the website chart was last updated. The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month.

IMPORTANT: If your receipt notice date is earlier then the processing date shown, we suggest you call our USCIS Customer Service Office at 1-800-375-5283 for assistance.

Please note that the processing times listed below for Form Number I-765 category (c)(8), based on a pending asylum application, only applies to an initial filing. The processing time for a renewal I-765 category (c)(8) is 3 Months.

The 90-day period for reviewing Form I-765 filed together with Form I-821D begins if and when USCIS decides whether to defer action in your case.

We offer a variety of services after you file. For example, for most kinds of cases you can check the status of your case online.

Field Office Processing Dates for Texas Service Center as of: June 30, 2013
FormTitleClassification or Basis for Filing:Processing Timeframe:
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-942.5 Months
I-131Application for Travel DocumentAll other applicants for advance parole3 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerExtraordinary ability4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerOutstanding professor or researcher4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerMultinational executive or manager4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerAdvanced degree or exceptional ability4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerSkilled worker or professional4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerUnskilled worker4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerAdvanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver4 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerSchedule A Nurses4 Months
I-360Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special ImmigrantAll other special immigrantsApril 16, 2011
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusEmployment-based adjustment applications4 Months
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusBased on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago4 Months
I-601Application for Waiver of Grounds of InadmissibilityWaiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility4 Months
I-730Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionPetition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee5 Months
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student. [(c)(3)]3 Months
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]3 Weeks
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]3 Months
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).90 Days
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationAll other applications for employment authorization3 Months
I-817Application for Family Unity BenefitsVoluntary departure under the family unity program6 Months
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsRequest for Deferred Action6 Months
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or PetitionTo request further action on an approved application or petitionJanuary 20, 2013
N-565Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship DocumentU.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate6 Months


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