On May 5, 2022, USCIS announced that users can now immediately find the processing time information for their particular type of case, rather than seeing an aggregate of all related case types. To this effect, USCIS made the following changes regarding processing times available here:
- Addition of drop-down options for form categories to help narrow results to only the processing times that are relevant to a case and help a user understand their particular situation.
- Addition of a case inquiry tool where the user can insert their receipt date and get an immediate answer on whether they should contact us with questions about their particular case; if so, benefit requestors will be provided a link to submit a case inquiry online
- Displaying a single 80th percentile processing time (rather than a range) to simplify the information provided and improve the ability of users to estimate how long it is likely to take USCIS to process a benefit request
- Revising, streamlining, and adding more content to the processing times webpages to increase transparency, including a new Frequently Asked Questions page and an improved More Information page.