Depending on the type, most immigrant petitions are adjudicated either at one of five Service Centers across the country, or at the local Field Office. Applications related to the Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Program are adjudicated by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO).
This page shows estimates of how long each Service Center, the Philadelphia Field Office, and the IPO are taking to process different types of cases as of December 31, 2017. Current processing times provide a “ball park” estimate of how long we can expect that it will take for a petition we file now to be adjudicated. However, processing times often change over time so there is no guarantee that a particular petition will be adjudicated in the same amount of time as those filed previously.
Philadelphia Filed Office
Vermont Service Center
Texas Service Center
Nebraska Service Center
California Service Center
Potomac Service Center
Immigrant Investor Program Office
The full USCIS Processing Times are available here.
About Our Firm
The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.
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More About Our Immigration Practice
We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.
We represent individuals who are seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States based on their employment status. This includes priority workers, skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, and foreign investors.
We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.
Based in Philadelphia
Serving all of Pennsylvania
Serving all of Pennsylvania