U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Processing times

Processing times for U.S. Citizenship applications varies. Check with your local office online to see how long your application will take.

Last updated on October 3rd, 2017

U.S. Citizenship Application Processing Times

The time between filing your Form N-400 Application for Naturalization and receiving your naturalization interview will be at least 6 months, if not longer.  6 months seems like a very long time, but unlike your previous applications to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the naturalization process may be one of the last times you have to wait.

You may wonder what takes USCIS so long to process naturalization applications and why some people may get their naturalization interview before you.  Well, naturalization processing times vary depending on how many applications USCIS has to process and the particular USCIS office processing your application.  For example, some USCIS offices are more busy than others, in part, because of their location.

Current Processing Times

Just to get an idea, here are some current (as of November 8, 2015) processing times listed by USCIS office.  If the timeframe is listed in months, this means that it takes that amount of months or less to process naturalization applications at that particular office.  However, if a specific date is listed, this means that the office is experiencing a delay and the date listed is the filing date of the last naturalization application processed.

·         Albany, NY: March 30, 2015

·         Atlanta, GA: 5 months

·         Baltimore, MD: February 22, 2015

·         Charlotte Amalie, VI: March 28, 2015

·         Chicago, IL: March 18, 2015

·         Columbus, OH: 5 months

·         EL Paso, TX: 5 months

·         Kansas City, MO: 5 months

·         Los Angeles, CA: 5 months

·         Memphis, TN: March 15, 2015

·         Miami, FL: 5 months

·         Mount Laurel NJ: 5 months

·         Norfolk, VA: March 11, 2015

·         Omaha, NE: 5 months

·         Philadelphia, PA: 5 months

·         Reno, NV: 5 months

·         Salt Lake City, UT: 5 months

·         Seattle, WA: January 3, 2015

·         Washington, D.C.: March 25, 2015

·         Wichita, KS: 5 months

Processing times for the other USCIS centers can be found here.  Keep in mind that the USCIS website is typically updated on the 15th of each month.

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