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The process of obtaining a green card in the United States can be a long and complicated journey for many applicants. One of the key components of the green card process is the I-485 form, also known as the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Understanding the I-485 processing time is crucial for green card applicants, as it can affect the timing of their ability to work, travel, and ultimately become a permanent resident in the US.

What is the average I-485 processing time?

The average processing time for an I-485 application varies depending on a number of factors, including the volume of applications received by USCIS and the workload of the local USCIS office.

I-485  Family-Base Processing Time

CategoryOffice80% of cases are completed within
Family-based adjustment applicationsAgana GU18.5 Months
Albany NY17.5 Months
Albuquerque NM16 Months
Anchorage AK15.5 Months
Atlanta GA27 Months
Baltimore MD20.5 Months
Boise ID18 Months
Boston MA16.5 Months
Brooklyn NY28.5 Months
Buffalo NY13 Months
Burlington VT14 Months
Charleston SC21 Months
Charlotte Amalie VI20 Months
Charlotte NC17.5 Months
Chicago IL17.5 Months
Christiansted VI19 Months
Cincinnati OH13 Months
Cleveland OH12.5 Months
Columbus OH13.5 Months
Dallas TX17.5 Months
Denver CO19 Months
Des Moines IA16.5 Months
Detroit MI14 Months
El Paso TX17 Months
Fort Myers FL17.5 Months
Fort Smith AR18.5 Months
Fresno CA14 Months
Greer SC15 Months
Harlingen TX16.5 Months
Hartford CT15 Months
Helena MT18 Months
Hialeah FL13 Months
Honolulu HI14.5 Months
Houston TX16.5 Months
Imperial CA13.5 Months
Indianapolis IN18.5 Months
Jacksonville FL17.5 Months
Kansas City MO17 Months
Kendall FL18 Months
Las Vegas NV20.5 Months
Lawrence MA13.5 Months
Long Island NY15.5 Months
Los Angeles CA15 Months
Los Angeles County CA14 Months
Louisville KY13 Months
Manchester NH14 Months
Memphis TN19.5 Months
Miami FL22.5 Months
Milwaukee WI16 Months
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN24 Months
Montgomery AL18 Months
Mount Laurel NJ15 Months
Nashville TN18.5 Months
Newark NJ19 Months
New Orleans LA23.5 Months
New York City NY16.5 Months
Norfolk VA19.5 Months
Oakland Park FL20 Months
Oklahoma City OK15.5 Months
Omaha NE20 Months
Orlando FL17.5 Months
Philadelphia PA15 Months
Phoenix AZ14.5 Months
Pittsburgh PA15 Months
Portland ME16 Months
Portland OR15.5 Months
Providence RI15 Months
Queens NY32.5 Months
Raleigh NC18.5 Months
Reno NV16.5 Months
Sacramento CA19 Months
Saint Louis MO12 Months
Salt Lake City UT39 Months
San Antonio TX15.5 Months
San Bernardino CA13.5 Months
San Diego CA15 Months
San Fernando Valley CA16 Months
San Francisco CA18.5 Months
San Jose CA13.5 Months
San Juan PR17.5 Months
Santa Ana CA16 Months
Seattle WA17.5 Months
Spokane WA27.5 Months
Tampa FL15 Months
Tucson AZ14 Months
Washington DC16 Months
West Palm Beach FL16.5 Months
Wichita KS16.5 Months
Yakima WA16.5 Months

I-485 Employment-Base Processing Time

CategoryOffice80% of cases are completed within
Employment-based adjustment applicationsCalifornia Service Center30 Months
Nebraska Service Center27.5 Months
Texas Service Center31.5 Months
Agana GU22 Months
Albany NY13 Months
Albuquerque NM25.5 Months
Anchorage AK22.5 Months
Atlanta GA29.5 Months
Baltimore MD29 Months
Boise ID16.5 Months
Boston MA20 Months
Brooklyn NY21 Months
Buffalo NY18 Months
Burlington VT19.5 Months
Charleston SC29 Months
Charlotte Amalie VI11.5 Months
Charlotte NC30.5 Months
Chicago IL14 Months
Christiansted VI20 Months
Cincinnati OH18 Months
Cleveland OH17.5 Months
Columbus OH18.5 Months
Dallas TX26.5 Months
Denver CO26.5 Months
Des Moines IA11.5 Months
Detroit MI21 Months
El Paso TX14 Months
Fort Myers FL16.5 Months
Fort Smith AR25.5 Months
Fresno CA16 Months
Greer SC7.5 Months
Harlingen TX14.5 Months
Hartford CT20.5 Months
Helena MT9.5 Months
Hialeah FL20 Months
Honolulu HI17 Months
Houston TX30 Months
Imperial CA15 Months
Indianapolis IN20 Months
Jacksonville FL19.5 Months
Kansas City MO21 Months
Kendall FL8 Months
Las Vegas NV24 Months
Lawrence MA21.5 Months
Long Island NY19 Months
Los Angeles CA20.5 Months
Los Angeles County CA16 Months
Louisville KY17.5 Months
Manchester NH18 Months
Memphis TN20.5 Months
Miami FL28 Months
Milwaukee WI33.5 Months
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN17.5 Months
Montgomery AL22 Months
Mount Laurel NJ16.5 Months
Nashville TN21 Months
Newark NJ26 Months
New Orleans LA26 Months
New York City NY21 Months
Norfolk VA28.5 Months
Oakland Park FL24 Months
Oklahoma City OK16.5 Months
Omaha NE26.5 Months
Orlando FL22 Months
Philadelphia PA20 Months
Phoenix AZ22 Months
Pittsburgh PA18.5 Months
Portland ME22 Months
Portland OR18.5 Months
Providence RI17 Months
Queens NY20.5 Months
Raleigh NC28.5 Months
Reno NV26.5 Months
Sacramento CA10 Months
Saint Louis MO12 Months
Salt Lake City UT25.5 Months
San Antonio TX27 Months
San Bernardino CA14.5 Months
San Diego CA18.5 Months
San Fernando Valley CA18.5 Months
San Francisco CA14.5 Months
San Jose CA17 Months
San Juan PR8 Months
Santa Ana CA18.5 Months
Seattle WA22 Months
Spokane WA8.5 Months
Tampa FL20 Months
Tucson AZ7.5 Months
Washington DC53.5 Months
West Palm Beach FL23 Months
Wichita KS8.5 Months
Yakima WA13.5 Months

I-485 Other Category Processing Time

CategoryOffice80% of cases are completed within
Under the Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA)Nebraska Service Center30 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year agoNebraska Service Center24 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year agoTexas Service Center25 Months
Based on refugee admission more than 1 year agoNebraska Service Center
Based on an approved T VisaVermont Service Center
Based on an approved U VisaNebraska Service Center
Based on an approved U VisaVermont Service CenterSeenotes

What is the I-485 form and what is it used for?

The I-485 form is a key component of the green card process. It is used to apply for permanent residency in the United States and is the final step in the process for most green card applicants. The I-485 form must be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and is used to request an adjustment of status from a nonimmigrant visa to a permanent resident status.

What factors affect the I-485 processing time?

There are several factors that can affect the processing time of an I-485 application. Some of these factors include:

  • The volume of applications received by USCIS
  • The complexity of the individual case
  • The workload of the local USCIS office
  • The availability of staff and resources at USCIS


How to check the status of your I-485 application?

To check the status of your I-485 application, you can visit the USCIS website and enter your receipt number. You can also call the USCIS National Customer Service Center for information about your case.

Tips for speeding up the I-485 processing time

There are several steps you can take to help speed up the I-485 processing time:

  • File your application as soon as possible
  • Ensure that your application is complete and accurate
  • Respond promptly to any requests for additional information from USCIS
  • Provide all required documentation and evidence in a timely manner

In conclusion, the I-485 processing time is a critical component of the green card process and it is important for applicants to understand what to expect during the process. By following these tips and being prepared, you can help ensure that your I-485 application is processed as quickly as possible.

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