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Why is the processing time on USCIS website much shorter than it is for my case?

How can the USCIS processing time for the I-526 petition be 12.9 months for the fiscal year 2020 while my I-526 petition is still not approved after 17 months of filing? My priority date is current.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each case is unique. And each adjudicator is unique.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    That is something that your lawyer would need to contact USCIS about.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    A lot goes into these figures, and every case is different. The date of inquiry on the USCIS Case Processing Times page is really the only metric we can use to start inquiring with USCIS, unless you want to go mandamus action and sue for a decision, which is totally a thing that often works.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    USCIS processing time for I-526 petitions currently is 29 to 44 months. See https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/. Therefore, your case is within normal processing times.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You need to recheck. The current processing time on USCIS website is 29.5 months to 44.5 months.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Sounds like you need to contact them and find out the status and advise your case is outside normal processing times.

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