U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of myProgress, formerly known as personalized processing times, to include Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Initially, this feature will be available exclusively for family-based or Afghan special immigrant I-485 applicants.
myProgress, accessible through the applicants' online accounts, provides personalized estimates for major milestones and actions on their cases, including the final decision. While these estimates are based on historical patterns and case types, they do not guarantee timing and may not encompass all unique application processing factors.
This expansion aligns with USCIS' commitment to improving customer experience, addressing applicant concerns about their benefit request status, and supporting Executive Order 14058 on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government Mandates. It also contributes to USCIS' broader Strategic Plan aimed at enhancing the overall service experience.
By offering myProgress for Form I-485 and Form I-821, USCIS aims to increase transparency in the adjudication process. The tool is already available for other forms, including Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; Form I-131, Application for Travel Document; Form N-400, Application for Naturalization; Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; and Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
To access myProgress, applicants need to create or log into their USCIS online accounts and select their pending application. If they filed online or linked the relevant form to their online account using an access code, they will find a myProgress tab displaying the estimated wait time until a decision is made, along with checkmarks for completed milestones, including confirmation of application receipt, movement through preprocessing and adjudicative steps, and the final case decision.