USCIS Expands myProgress to Form I-765 and Form I-131
On July 12, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the expansion of myProgress (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document.
This system was developed to assist applicants to track the progress of their applications filed with USCIS. This is especially important now, with processing times increasing for all immigration benefits. The uncertainty of obtaining a final decision has been a stressful experience for all applicants.
What is USCIS
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a vital component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for administering and overseeing the nation’s immigration system. USCIS plays a crucial role in processing various immigration applications, such as those for visas, green cards, work permits, and naturalization. Its primary mission is to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the immigration process while safeguarding the rights of individuals seeking to enter or remain in the United States. USCIS also conducts interviews, examines applications, and provides decisions on eligibility for immigration benefits, all while adhering to the laws and regulations governing immigration in the United States.
What is myProgress?
myProgress provides applicants with access, in their online account, to personalized estimates of their wait time for major milestones on their case, including their final case decision. While estimates are based on historical patterns of cases with similar specifics, they are not a guarantee of speed, cannot take into consideration all possible unique application processing delays, and may over- or underestimate the true processing time.
In addition to Form I-765 and Form I-131, myProgress is available for applicants with a USCIS online accountwho file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization; Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
To view estimated case timelines, applicants must first create a USCIS online account or log into their account and select their pending application. If they e-filed or linked one of the applicable forms to their online account using an online access code, they will see a myProgress tab for their application. The myProgress tab displays the estimated wait time until their case has a decision, along with a checkmark beside three milestones as they are completed:
- Confirmation that the application was received;
- Biometric services appointment (if required) has been completed; and
- The decision on the pending case.
Applicants will still need to visit the public Check Case Processing Times webpage to determine if they are eligible to file an Outside of Normal Processing Times service request.
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