Form I-600A

Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

Processing Statistics

U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child

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Visa Official Name: Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition
Visa Filing Types:
  • U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
National Benefits Center [NBC]
134-A
2.5 Months - 4.5 Months
June 06, 2021
U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child

Determine your service center using the first 3 characters of your receipt number. If your receipt date is before the "Service Request Date" listed for your service center and form type, you can submit a service request due to “outside normal processing time” here.
Last Update: October 07, 2021

Historical Average Processing Times
201320142015201620172018201920202021
- days27 days9 days24 days45 days45 days48 days87 days- days
Form I-600A USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Orphan Petitions [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Orphan Petitions (Form I-600A)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Orphan Petitions [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Orphan Petitions (Form I-600A)

Data may include combined I-600/I-600A for some quarters

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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