Understanding case processing times just got a bit easier and more accurate. USCIS has launched system enhancements aimed at improving the information provided by their Case Processing Time estimates webpage.
Four forms are being tested initially: the N-400, I-90, I-485, and I-751. For these forms, processing time ranges are now posted. The low end of the range shows the time it takes to complete 50 percent of cases. The high end shows the time it takes to complete 93 percent of cases. Processing times will be updated at two-week intervals, as opposed to six weeks under the old system. This improved frequency of data posting will provide a better reflection of current processing times.
Also included is a "case inquiry date." Cases must be older than this date in order to be ripe for overdue inquiries. Cases receipted after that date are not considered to be outside normal processing times and are not eligible to be reported as "overdue."
Got cases winding through USCIS? Be sure to register for an account. This handy tool allows you monitor multiple receipt numbers and receive real-time text notifications.