USCIS Teleconference on N-400 Processing Delays

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

May 16, 2017

Dear Stakeholder,

USCIS has received an unprecedented number of naturalization applications in the last 12 months, totaling more than 971,000 in FY 2016 (compared with 738,000 in FY 2015).  The agency’s ability to process naturalization applications has been complicated by technological issues and the introduction of higher filing fees.  Despite reported complications and processing delays, interest in naturalization remains high.  By the end of 2016, almost 637,000 applications were pending before the agency, compared to almost 389,000 in 2015.

On May 24, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT, the Ombudsman’s Office will host a teleconference for the public to provide comments and concerns on naturalization processing.  Speakers will focus on USCIS’ substantial outreach efforts to engage potential naturalization filers and the processing challenges that coincided with the increase in applications.  We invite the public – applicants, interested individuals, and practitioners – to register for this teleconference, and look forward to learning from callers about their experiences.

To register for the teleconference, select the link below and complete the requested information.