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What does "Processing Cases As Of Date" mean on the IPO website?

The processing time used to be mentioned as an average time in months (most recently 16.6 months). I noticed today that the USCIS website mentions "Processing Cases As Of Date" with the date Aug. 12, 2015. What does this mean?

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    Yazen Abdin

    Immigration Attorney
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    It means that cases filed on or before that date are being processed.

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    Xiaosheng Huang

    Immigration Attorney
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    As per my understanding, USCIS is just starting to process the I-526 application whose priority date is starting from Aug. 2015.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    That means cases filed on or before Aug. 12, 2015 are being processed. This usually indicates cases are beyond normal processing times, as USCIS would display a number of months instead.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    In this case, it means that USCIS is currently reviewing/adjudicating (processing) cases that were filed before Aug. 12, 2015.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    "Processing Cases as of Date" means that USCIS is currently processing cases that were submitted on or before that date (i.e., if it lists Aug. 12, 2015 as the date, then petitions submitted/receipted prior to that date are being processed at that time).

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    This is the average time it takes to get a decision from USCIS on the initial petition. Note it is not very accurate.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    I believe it refers to the date the application was received by USCIS.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    This is USCIS' way of telling you the cases they are currently processing - this essentially gives you an understanding of the projected processing times for applications.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    The "As of Date" means that USCIS is processing cases that have priority dates on or before the date listed.

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