Form I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

Processing Statistics

Non-Immigrant Petition

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Visa Official Name: Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Visa Filing Types:
  • Non-Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)
  • Non-Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
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Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info

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Historical Average Processing Times
Subtype201320142015201620172018201920202021
Non-Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)- days- days18 days18 days18 days18 days18 days33 days- days
Non-Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)- days- days18 days5.5 mo4 mo3.5 mo3.7 mo3.3 mo- days
Form I-129 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions (Form I-129)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions (Form I-129)

Fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the reporting period. Data sources include USCIS, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool (PRT), USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) and C3 Consolidated


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