Immigration Law Resources for San Francisco and San Jose

There are many ways to help yourself throughout the immigration process. Our U.S immigration law offices in the San Francisco bay area can help you sort through the technical and often complex maze of current immigration issues that you face. The resource links below can help to educate and aid you in this process.

US Immigration Processing Dates and Service Centers

The USCIS website provides a listing of processing times for various types of visas at the following link:

At the bottom of the USCIS  page, you will find a table in “drop down menu” format for Field Offices, the 4 major Service Centers, and the National Benefits Center in Missouri (see below). These tables are updated approximately twice per month. The tables are formatted into columns organized by Form Number, Form Description, Classification or Basis for Filing, and Processing Time Frame. Regarding the processing times, USCIS offers the following explanation:

If the office is processing a particular type of application in less time than our processing goal, you will see the processing times expressed in months (for example, if the office is processing naturalization applications in less than our 5 month goal, the processing time will state “Five Months”). However, if that office is taking longer than our processing goal to handle the form type in question, you will see the filing date (e.g., “April 10, 2003”) of the last case we processed on the date the website chart was last updated. The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month.

IMPORTANT: If your receipt notice date is earlier then the processing date shown, we suggest you call our USCIS Customer Service Office at 1-800-375-5283 for assistance.

California Service Center Jurisdiction:  Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Texas Service Center Jurisdiction:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Nebraska Service Center Jurisdiction:  Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Vermont Service Center Jurisdiction:  Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.

National Benefits Processing Center (Lee’s Summit, Missouri): National – Family-Based Cases

Department of State Priority Dates/Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin offers valuable information about immigration including visa priority dates.

USCIS Case Status

If you have already filed a case with USCIS, you can check the status of your case here.

Register for the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA

You can register for the US Customs and Border Protection Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) here.

Changing Your Address

You can change your address by submitting Form AR-11 electronically.  The process begins here.