Current USCIS processing times for L2 Visa Applications for 2020

Processing times last updated on : December 05, 2020 (GMT)
Latest processing times for L2 Visa are daily pulled from USCIS website.
Below are the Processing times for L2 Visa by USCIS Service Center. Also, read common FAQs onthe processing times at the end.

California Service Center (CSC, WAC)

L2 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
Change of Status(COS) to L29 Months - 11.5 MonthsDecember 27, 2019
L2 Extensions11 Months - 14 MonthsOctober 10, 2019

If your L2 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.


Nebraska Service Center (NSC, LIN)

L2 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
L2 Extensions5 Months - 7 MonthsMay 18, 2020
Change of Status(COS) to L25 Months - 7 MonthsMay 18, 2020
Change of Status(COS)3.5 Months - 5.5 MonthsApril 17, 2020
Extensions3.5 Months - 5.5 MonthsApril 17, 2020

If your L2 Visa application was filed at Nebraska Service Center (NSC, LIN) 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)

L2 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
Change of Status(COS) to L27.5 Months - 9.5 MonthsMarch 02, 2020
L2 Extensions7.5 Months - 9.5 MonthsMarch 02, 2020

If your L2 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)

L2 Visa Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
L2 Extensions6.5 Months - 8.5 MonthsMarch 24, 2020
Change of Status(COS) to L26.5 Months - 8.5 MonthsMarch 24, 2020
Extensions5.5 Months - 7.5 MonthsMarch 09, 2020
Change of Status(COS)5.5 Months - 7.5 MonthsMarch 09, 2020

If your L2 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 is the Form used to file for L2 Extensions or COS with USCIS ?

I-539 is the form that is used for both L2 Extensions and Change of Status petitions with USCIS

What are these processing times for L2 visa ? Are they same as H4 ?

The L2 processing times are from USCIS website and they are specifically for I-539 processing. Some of the service centers have same processing times for H4 and L2, but some processing times have different processing times for H4 and L2. So, it all varies by service center and not always same

Can L2 application with USCIS be upgraded to premium processing?

No, L2 cannot be upgraded to premium processing

Does filing L1 Extension in premium and attaching L2 along with process L2 in premium ?

No. USCIS used to process L2 faster before the biometrics process as courtesy, but not anymore. L2 will be processed in regular processing and not in premium processing

What are L2 Visa average Processing times with USCIS ?

L2 visa processing with USCIS can take anywhere from 2 months to 10 months or more. The processing times totally depend on the Service Center and their load

Is Biometrics required for L2 applicationw ith USCIS ?

Yes, L2 extensions that are filed with USCIS used the form I-539 and it requires Biometrics process.

Is L2 COS slower than Extension Applications with USCIS ?

In some service centers like California Service Center, COS is slower than L2 extension. It all can vary by time and load at the service center

Can we skip Biometrics with L2 Application ?

No, USCIS mandates taking of Biometrics for L2 applications processing.

Is it faster to get L2 visa stamping than filing for COS or extension with USCIS ?

It can be fastster to get L2 visa stamping at US Consulate, if you can get appointment slots. The challenge is get Visa stamping appointment in your home country or any other country you plan to get stamping. You do not have to wait for USCIS processing and the delays.

Can we expedite L2 visa processing with USCIS ?

Yes, if you have the need for expediting you can. Usually, you would do it when you are working on L2 EAD and there are medical needs or loss to the company, then you can expedite processing of L2 application