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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