Starting in mid-November, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will change how they calculate processing times for orphan and Hague cases. They are transitioning their case processing times from the previous method (“cycle time”) to a new method (“80% completion”). These changes provide stakeholders with better information about the total time it may take to receive a decision on their application or petition and are consistent with an agency-wide shift in how processing times for other cases are calculated. Most importantly, USCIS remains committed to processing intercountry adoption cases as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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