i-485 Processing Time 2019 – Employment & Family Based

Anil Gupta  19 Mar, 19      45  USA USCIS Processing Time

USCIS Processing Time i-485 in 2019 – Employment & Family Based

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CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Employment-based adjustment applications receipt date24 Jun, 15 31 Mar, 18
3 year 8 month11 month 23 days
24 Jun, 15 - 31 Mar, 18
1364 days / 45 month
Updated: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 CST


VERMONT SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Based on an approved T Visa receipt date18 Dec, 17 31 Mar, 18
1 year 3 month11 month 23 days
18 Dec, 17 - 31 Mar, 18
456 days / 15 month
Based on an approved U Visa receipt date07 Dec, 17 31 Mar, 18
1 year 3 month11 month 23 days
07 Dec, 17 - 31 Mar, 18
467 days / 15 month
Updated: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 CST


TEXAS SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago receipt date24 Feb, 17 01 May, 18
2 year10 month 22 days
24 Feb, 17 - 01 May, 18
753 days / 25 month
Employment-based adjustment applications receipt date05 Apr, 17 01 Jun, 18
1 year 11 month9 month 21 days
05 Apr, 17 - 01 Jun, 18
713 days / 23 month
Updated: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 CST


NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTERRaise SRBest Case Approval
Under HRIFA, Indochinese Adjustment Act, Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act, or NACARA receipt date19 Apr, 15 01 Jun, 17
3 year 11 month1 year 9 month
19 Apr, 15 - 01 Jun, 17
1430 days / 47 month
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago receipt date03 Apr, 17 02 Aug, 18
1 year 11 month7 month 19 days
03 Apr, 17 - 02 Aug, 18
715 days / 23 month
Employment-based adjustment applications receipt date12 Apr, 16 30 Mar, 17
2 year 11 month1 year 11 month
12 Apr, 16 - 30 Mar, 17
1071 days / 35 month
Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago receipt date06 Feb, 18 30 May, 18
1 year 1 month9 month 23 days
06 Feb, 18 - 30 May, 18
406 days / 13 month
Updated: 14:55 CST Next Update: 17:55 CST



Form i485 is used to adjust your status to ‘Permanent Resident’ i.e. Green Card when you are present in USA either in Employment based or family based immigration.

Adjustment of Status Processing time – Regular Application

Green card adjustment of status form i485 processing time is updated daily in 2018 using the official USCIS processing times and data shared by real applicants in various forums and trackers online.

Travelling while i485 application is pending is not recommended if you do not have any other valid visa to re-enter USA.

I-485 Concurrent Filing with I-130

Form I-485 is also the next step in the family-based green card process after submitting Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). If the sponsored husband or wife is present in the United States, you can file I-130 and I-485 together as “concurrent” application.

Current i485 processing time
Current i485 processing time

Raise USCIS Case Service Request – Outside Normal Processing Time

If your ‘case received date’ is before the date (worst case) mentioned above, you should raise a service request with USCIS to check why your case has been delayed. This could mean your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing.

Glossary
  • CSC = California Service Center
  • VSC = Vermont Service Center
  • NSC = Nebraska Service Center
  • COS = Change Of Status in the U.S.
  • Extension = Extension of stay in the U.S.
  • Consular Proc = Visa (Stamp or visa foil) to be issued outside USA in a US Embassy.
  • N.A. = Not Applicable

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  1. How come the timeline for NBC isn’t listed here? My priority date is dec 5 for i485 and it changed to ready to schedule for interview, i130 and i765 and they’re both still stuck on case was received. Do you know when I’ll be able to get my EAD? This is marriage based


  2. Hi Anil, very helpful the website. I had my interview for Employment Base in Charlotte NC on August 2nd 2018, right now the status is “Interview completed, but your case must be reviewed”. My question is, Which location issue the Green Card, local office like Charlotte or Texas/Vermont? Thank you.


  3. Hi Anil,

    Thank you for maintaining this. I filed for i485 EAD concurrently with i765. MSC received my case on 10/05/2018 but no update after case was scheduled for interview was posted on 11/7/2018. I tried to raise SR but USCIS website says that its currently within posted processing times even though its been over 5 months since RD. Should I expect an EAD approval in my mail soon? Thanks


    • You i485 EAD should be approved by March 2019 end as per my estimate.

      • Denil Patel   15 Mar, 19 at 7:30 am

        Hello,

        I called USCIS to check myI485 being processed at NBC, PD 9/10/18 and they said it is out of processing time. They asked me raise an SR. Do you know what are the I 485 processing times for NBC? Thank you.


  4. Hi Anil,

    My PD is January 24, 2018 In EB1C – Concurrent filing, I-140 approved on September, 2018. The recent updates received were a). my PD is current on Feb 8th, 2019 (received a note from my Lawfirm) b). my case has been transferred to NBC on Feb 21st, 2019.

    The questions are :

    1. How long would it take to schedule interview for my application
    2. How long the GC process will take, any tentative dates
    3. My 797 going to expire on September 30th, 2019. Considering this what options do i have? apply for L1 extenation only or apply L1 extension, EAD & Advance Parole?
    4. Also another question is, can i apply for EAD on pending I-485 (as my I-140 is approved)?

    Please suggest…

    Thanks in advance.

    • Anil Gupta   11 Mar, 19 at 9:50 pm

      Currently, it is taking 2-3 months to get GC interview call for EB1-C cases.
      You can apply for EAD/AP based on pending i485.


      • Thanks for your response. I am the principal I-485 applicant, can i still appy for EAD/AP? The reason for asking is that i find different answers as i have to apply for L1 extension and along with it apply for AP. Not sure of this and had confusion. Plz provide more details. Thanks.

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