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How long will USCIS take to review my application?

USCIS’s processing times have changed over the years, and it is difficult to predict how long a battered spouse or child waiver that is filed now will take. The processing time for I-751s depends on which USCIS office is adjudicating the petition. As of March 2024, USCIS is taking between 18 to 34 months to review I-751s, including joint petitions and waiver applications. You can find USCIS’s updated case processing times on the USCIS website. Because it takes so long for the government to review the waiver and they may have additional questions for you, it is very important to keep your mailing address up to date with USCIS the entire time that your application is pending.