Form I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Processing Statistics

Immigrant Petition

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Visa Official Name: Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
Visa Filing Types:
  • Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)
  • Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-E11
10 Months - 18.5 Months
April 06, 2020
Extraordinary ability (E11)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-E12
9 Months - 16 Months
July 04, 2020
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-E13
8.5 Months - 12 Months
October 20, 2020
Multinational executive or manager (E13)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-E21
9.5 Months - 11 Months
December 02, 2020
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-E31
10 Months - 10.5 Months
December 10, 2020
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-EW3
10 Months - 15 Months
July 26, 2020
Unskilled worker (EW3)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-NIW
10.5 Months - 15.5 Months
July 08, 2020
Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW)
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
136A-NUR
9.5 Months - 19.5 Months
March 20, 2020
Schedule A Nurses
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-E11
13 Months - 30.5 Months
April 13, 2019
Extraordinary ability (E11)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-E12
5.5 Months - 14 Months
September 01, 2020
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-E13
12 Months - 45 Months
January 28, 2018
Multinational executive or manager (E13)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-E21
11 Months - 13.5 Months
September 11, 2020
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-E31
9.5 Months - 14 Months
August 21, 2020
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-EW3
13 Months - 62.5 Months
August 19, 2016
Unskilled worker (EW3)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-NIW
12.5 Months - 29 Months
June 04, 2019
Advanced degree or exceptional ability requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW)
Texas Service Center [SSC]
136A-NUR
3.5 Months - 17 Months
May 24, 2020
Schedule A Nurses

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Last Update: October 07, 2021

Historical Average Processing Times
Subtype201320142015201620172018201920202021
Immigrant Petition (Premium filed)- days- days18 days15 days24 days21 days21 days39 days- days
Immigrant Petition (non Premium filed)- days87 days5.1 mo5.7 mo6.9 mo7.8 mo5.3 mo6 mo- days
Form I-140 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers (Form I-140)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers (Form I-140)

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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