Current USCIS processing times of L1 Visa Petitions for 2020

Processing times last updated on : December 05, 2020 (GMT)
Latest processing times for L1 Visa are daily pulled from USCIS website.
Below are the Processing times for L1 Visa by USCIS Service Center. Also, read common FAQs onthe processing times at the end.

California Service Center (CSC, WAC)

L1 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
Blanket L11.5 Months - 4 MonthsAugust 07, 2020
L1 Intracompany Transfer2.5 Months - 4.5 MonthsAugust 02, 2020

If your L1 Visa application was filed at California Service Center (CSC, WAC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


Texas Service Center (TSC, SSC, SRC)

L1 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
L1 Intracompany Transfer3.5 Months - 5.5 MonthsJuly 02, 2020

If your L1 Visa application was filed at Texas Service Center (TSC, SSC, SRC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


Vermont Service Center (VSC, ESC, EAC)

L1 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
Blanket L13.5 Months - 5 MonthsJuly 06, 2020
L1 Intracompany Transfer3.5 Months - 5 MonthsJuly 06, 2020

If your L1 Visa application was filed at Vermont Service Center (VSC, ESC, EAC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


What form is used by L1 Visa Type when filed with USCIS?

The L1 Visa petition with USCIS uses I-129 form

Who files for L1 Visa Processing ? Is it applicant or the company ?

The Company files for the L1 Visa processing with USCIS. Applicant cannot file L1 visa petition with USCIS directly

How long does L1 Visa processing take ?

This totally varies by the service center and type either Blanket L1 or General L1. Depending on the load at the service center, it can take anywhere from 2 months to 7 months or more. Check the above processing times tables for latest processing time

How can I get my L1 visa petition processed faster ?

L1 Visa related form I-129 is eligible for Premium Processing. If you file your application in premium processing, you would get the result faster

What is L1 visa premium Processing ? How long does it take ?

L1 Visa premium processig guarantees that you get the decision of the L1 petition within 15 days. From October 2, 2020, this will change to 15 Business Days, which means 21 calendar days. You need to pay additional fee for the same.

How much does L1 Premium Processing Cost ?

The premium processing for L1 is same as the general premium processing service offered by USCIS. It is $1440 USD.

Can L1 Visa be transferred to Other company ? Can I change Companies on L1 ?

No, you cannot companies on L1 visa. You cannot file applicaiton with USCIS for L1 visa transfer. It is always tied to the same company and you can only work the same company that sponsored your L1 Visa

Is L1 Blanket visa processed faster with USCIS than regular Intracompany Transfer ?

Not necessarily. L1 Blanket does not really mean they will be processed faster. There are some general advantages for companies with L1 Blanket, but processing times are not depedent on the type. They are dependent on the service center that is processing the petition.

If L1 is upgraded to Premium processing with USCIS for extensions, does L2 also gets processed in Premium ?

No. Due to the Biometrics requirement for L2 application filed with USCIS, it does not get premium processing. In the past, they were processed faster as courtesy. But, this has changed since the biometrics requirememts came into picture

Is L1A processed faster by USCIS than L1B ?

No, USCIS does not have any such distinction. They will be adjudicated in similar time frames. If they are upgraded to premium processing, they both will have same SLA and will be processed faster