Why is the green card process (in my case is from L1A) taking longer and longer? It seems like processing times are slowing down...
I have friends that got the same type green card processed in 4-6 months and mine is taking 14-16 months. Processing center is Nebraska.
This is frustrating.
1. USCIS provides a portal you can lookup the status of your case via your receipt number.
2. For every USCIS office you can check up to which date they process cases.
3. Every quarter the I-485 inventory is published which gives you an insight on how much workload the offices deal with and where you might be in the queue of processing.
The above mentioned data sources are the closest you can get as to understanding where you might be in line. However, there is no way to tell where exactly one is. You can basically derive an estimation based on the data points you get from these sources.
In addition to that you should also monitor the visa bulletin with the cut-off dates, as the amount of green card numbers per fiscal year usually runs out before the fiscal year is over. In that case the USCIS usually puts all cases on hold that were filled after a certain date they decide on.
I hope that will help you and get you a litte more clarity on your gc processing time.