Form I-612

Form I-612

Processing Statistics


Basic Visa Info
Visa Official Name: Form I-612
Visa Filing Types:
  • I-612
Check Visa Status
Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
California Service Center [CSC]
4 Months - 6 Months
July 28, 2021
Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement based on exceptional hardship or persecution
For Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement, the Vermont Service Center processes only No Objection, Interested Government Agency, and Conrad cases. The California Service Center processes all other Form I-612 applications, including cases of exceptional hardship and cases of persecution.
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
2 Weeks - 6 Months
July 28, 2021
Application for a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement

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: January 13, 2022

Historical Average Processing Times
- days6.8 mo10 mo16.9 mo23.6 mo29.1 mo31.6 mo33.8 mo- days
Form I-612 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Waivers [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Waivers (Form I-612)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Waivers [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Waivers (Form I-612)

Data is aggregated for all "Waivers", including Forms I-191, I-192, I-212, I-601, I-602, and I-612

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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