U visa processing time

Asked over 2 years ago - Quincy, MA

At the time of filing of my U visa petition, I was told that it will take USCIS six months to process my case.
According to the latest processing times on USCIS website, date of cases which are processed has not really moved forward for the past few months.
Should I expect a delay in the processing of my case?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . U processing times vary greatly.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Wolf W Kaufmann

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Yes. The USCIS works in mysterious ways. Working very fast is not one of them.

  3. Jennifer Doerrie

    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Hello,

    Yes, it could be longer than six months, unfortunately. Processing times change a lot from month to month depending on the volume of applications received, the current case priorities for the Immigration Service, current staffing, and several other factors. As well, processing times are averages, so some cases take longer than average.

    Most of my U visa clients over the last year received responses approximately 10 to 12 months from the date of filing, if that is helpful.

    Best wishes,

    Ms. Doerrie's answer to your question is general in nature, as not all facts and circumstances relating to the... more

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