Immigration Processing Times
Getting Help from New Jersey Immigration Attorneys
The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a number of avenues through which individuals from foreign countries can visit for certain purposes or eventually obtain citizenship. Unfortunately, government agencies are known to be rather slow, and it comes in part due to the high numbers of cases they deal with and the importance of quality control.
Because there are so many forms and so many different objectives tied to the processing of these forms, the USCIS opens windows of time to allow them to accept certain applications at a given time. It’s important not to miss these, and working with our New Jersey immigration attorneys eliminates the risk of missing them, assuming we have been made aware of the desired process before the window closed.
Knowing Where to Look
There are hundreds of different processes one can file with the USCIS, which would make it impossible to list them all here as a complete source. The USCIS’s website has a universal tool you can use to check the processing time for your particular case, but there are a few things you’ll need to know first.
You’ll need to know the following to check your processing time:
- The name of the office handling your case
- The name of the form your case is using
- The day that the USCIS received your case
In some cases, such as for asylum, the processing time can last years, and for others, such as to petition for a nonimmigrant worker visa, the time opens for a certain period within the fiscal year. Additionally, once your case is filed, the site offers a feature you can use to check the status of your application, and the site will tell you important, expected time frames for common cases to be settled.
Call (800) 909-8129 to put our experienced and dedicated New Jersey immigration attorneys on your side to help you navigate these sometimes very confusing and frustrating processes.