U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced they will be expanding myProgress (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. myProgress was previously available to applicants with an online USCIS account who had filed Form N-400, Application for Naturalization; Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
myProgress is a tool created by the USCIS to provide personalized estimates of wait times for “major milestones” on an applicant’s case. According to the USCIS, the estimated wait times are based on historical patterns of cases with similar facts. However, the USCIS did note that these wait times are not guaranteed, as the USCIS cannot take into consideration all possible processing delays.
To view estimated wait times via myProgress, applicants must first create a USCIS online account or log into their existing account and select their pending application. Applicants should see a myProgress tab, which displays the estimated wait time until their case has a decision. This tab will also display a check mark 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.
myProgress will not provide information about the applicant’s eligibility to file an Outside of Normal Processing Time service request. To determine their eligibility, Applicants will still be required to visit the public Check Case Processing Times webpage.