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Laws current as of May 29, 2024

How long will it take for my VAWA self-petition to be decided?

USCIS’s processing times have changed over the years, and it is difficult to predict how long a self-petition that is filed now will take. However, as of March 2024, USCIS is processing VAWA self-petitions that were filed about three years ago. You can find USCIS’s updated case processing times on the USCIS website. Because it takes so long for the government to review the self-petition and they may have additional questions for you, it is very important to keep your mailing address up to date with USCIS the entire time that your petition is pending.