AAO Processing Times – FY2020 4th Quarter – Update

AAO Processing Times – FY 2020 4th Quarter

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provides an updated ‘processing times’ in table form, with information on FY2020 third quarterly completions; July 2020 to September 2020. These figures indicate the time that it takes from the date the case is received at AAO coming from the Service Center or District Office to completion.

AAO Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 10/5/20. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Note: Starting with the January 2017 Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times Report, the AAO has changed how it presents processing time data. The AAO will now provide, by form type, the total number of case completions for the fiscal year quarter and the percentage completed within 180 days, cases completed divided by their projected case goal.


Timeliness of Fiscal Year 2020 Fourth Quarter Completions (July – September 2020)

The processing time for an I-129H1B (H-1B) Appeal is 34.8% (523); for an I-129L (L1) Appeal is 12.12% (99). The current processing time for an I-140D (EB2) Appeal for an Advanced Degree Professional is 65% (20); for an I-140E (EB3) Appeal for a Skilled or Professional Worker is 52.63% (19).

For further details please review the USCIS Web Page, “The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)“.


Source of Information:

Update: USCIS.gov, (1/5/21), Web Page:

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)


USCIS.gov, (10/5/20), Web Page:

AAO Processing Times


AILA (AILA.org), 10/5/20, AILA Doc. No. 20100634:

AAO Processing Time Report (10/5/20)

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