Friday, March 23, 2018


Have you checked out the NEW LOOK for homepage?  

It is much easier to view on your smart phone too!  You may have noticed the CHECK PROCESSING TIMES link is now on the homepage.  Click on it, and you will also see…No More Yellow And Green Charts.  

We are piloting a *new style* based on stakeholder feedback, such as,“I would rather see a time range” and “We just want to know when we should be worried about a case.”  

For 4 applications - N-400, I-90, I-485, and I-751 – there is also new calculation for showing the month range –see below for details.  Feel free to contact me with questions, or if you have feedback

FORM I-864: We recently updated the following USCIS form(s): Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA   New edition dated 03/06/18. Starting 05/16/2018, we will only accept the 03/06/18 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions.  For more information, please visit our Forms Updates page.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a teleconference on Tuesday, March 27, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST (2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern) to discuss the expanded options for paying USCIS fees by credit card. Subject matter experts from USCIS’ Office of Intake and Document Production as well as the U.S. Department of the Treasury will provide information regarding this expansion, give helpful tips, and answer a few non-case specific questions.

ASYLUM QUARTERLY TELECONFERENCE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder meeting on May 1, 2018from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST (2- 4 p.m. Eastern) to receive updates from the Asylum Division and engage with subject matter experts during a question and answer session.

    Monday, March 26, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - We are having a Resource Table at Santa Clara City Library’s PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP Resource Fair, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara

   Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM –Naturalization Information Session, Cupertino Senior Center21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

   Saturday, April 7, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - We are having a Resource Table at Gilroy Citizenship Day, Rebekah Children’s Services, 290 Ioof Ave, Gilroy 

   Saturday, April 7, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – We will have a Resource Table at Santa Rosa’s Immigrant Resource Fair, Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Student Center, 101 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.  We have organized this resource fair as a follow-up to the survivors of the fire who we know are still recovering.  This is in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa and several agencies and organizations.

·  Tuesday, April 10, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM –Naturalization Information SessionSanta Clara City Library2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara

    Saturday, April 21, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – I will be at San Jose Citizenship Day to answer questions,San Jose City College2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose

   Monday, April 30, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – We are helping to organize a San Rafael Immigrant Resource Fair in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and several partners. Location TBD.

San Francisco Field Office Meetings
Thursday, April 5, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Legal Community Meeting at the San Francisco Field Office.  This meeting is open to open to all attorneys, accredited representatives, supervised law students. 

Thursday, May 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Community Based Organization Meeting at the San Francisco Field Office.  This meeting is open to all accredited representatives, immigration non-profits, citizenship/civics/ESL teachers. 

San Jose Field Offices Meetings
Tuesday, June 5, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Community Based Organization Meeting at the San Jose Field Office.This meeting is open to all accredited representatives, immigration non-profits, citizenship/civics/ESL teachers.

Thursday, June 7, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Legal Meeting at the San Jose Field Office. This meeting is open to open to all attorneys, accredited representatives, supervised law students.

email from:

The People’s Community Relations Officer,
Nina K. Sachdev 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
San Francisco District (D21), San Jose area 

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched a pilot to test a redesigned processing times webpage that displays the data for all forms in an easier-to-read format and also tests a new way of collecting data and calculating the processing times for some forms.

The pilot will test four forms using a new automated methodology for calculating processing times. The four forms are:
  • Form N-400, Application for Naturalization;
  • Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card;
  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; and
  • Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.

The new webpage makes it easier for anyone to see approximately how long it will take USCIS to process a form, which will help users determine when it is necessary to contact USCIS to make an inquiry if their case is outside the normal processing time.

For the four pilot forms, the information on the webpage reflects a new methodology for collecting and calculating processing times. The new methodology is automated, more accurate, and allows USCIS to post data on processing times within two weeks, compared to six weeks under the old methodology.

The updated page displays processing times in a range for each form based on the date USCIS receives it. The low end of the range for pilot forms shows the time it takes to complete 50 percent of cases, and the high end shows the time it takes to complete 93 percent of cases.  The high end for the non-pilot forms will be adjusted by 30 percent above current cycle times to reflect the time it takes to complete a majority of the cases.

Applicants, petitioners, and requestors can create an online account at to track the status of their cases. They may make an “outside normal processing time” case inquiry for any cases pending longer than the time listed for the high end of the range by submitting a service request online or calling the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283.

USCIS will continue to seek user feedback during the test phase and expand this methodology to additional forms in the future.

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