USCIS Issues Q&A on Delays, House Holds Hearing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued questions and answers on receipting and processing delays, along with some fee issues. The agency noted that because of a significant increase in the number of applications filed, average processing times for certain application types filed after June 1, 2007, may become longer. For example, immigrant petitions for relatives and workers may take 9-10 months.
As of February 15, 2008, all receipting operations at USCIS Service Centers and the Chicago Lockbox are current, the agency said.
The House of Representatives’ immigration subcommittee held a hearing on naturalization delays on January 17, 2008.