FOIA Request Processing Times Updates

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Current Average FOIA Request Processing Times

(All times in business days)


USCIS uses a three-track system to process FOIA requests for alien file material.

  • Track One (19 days):  Simple requests;
  • Track Two (32 days):  Complex inquiries that normally necessitate additional search and review time; and
  • Track Three (36 days):  Requests by individuals scheduled for a hearing before an immigration judge.


USCIS uses a two-track system to process FOIA requests for non-alien file material.

  • Track One (32 days)
  • Track Two (66 days):  Processing time impacted by sensitivity of records, volume of records and extent of review process.


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