USCIS Broadens myProgress to Include Form I-485 and Form I-821

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unveiled the expansion of myProgress (previously 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, myProgress will be accessible exclusively for family-based or Afghan special immigrant I-485 applicants.

myProgress offers applicants personalized estimates of wait times for key milestones and actions in their case, such as the final decision, within their online account. While these estimates are based on historical patterns and case types, they do not guarantee specific timing and may not account for all unique application processing factors.

This expansion aligns with USCIS’ commitment to enhancing customer experience, addressing applicant concerns about the status of their benefit requests, and supporting the goals outlined in 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 improving the overall experience for the people it serves, increasing transparency in the adjudication process.

In addition to Form I-485 and Form I-821, myProgress is available for applicants with a USCIS online account who submit 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; or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.

To access myProgress, applicants need to create or log into their USCIS online account and select their pending application. If they filed online or linked a relevant form to their online account using an online access code, a myProgress tab will be visible for their application. This tab provides information on the estimated wait time until a decision is reached, marking completed milestones with a checkmark:

Confirmation of application receipt.
Progress through preprocessing and adjudicative steps.
Case decision.
While myProgress provides valuable insights, applicants are still required to visit the public Check Case Processing Times webpage to determine eligibility for filing an Outside of Normal Processing Times service request.

Source: USCIS