The following table shows an estimation of processing times State by State. Please keep in mind that the total of days is an average that can be affected by weather conditions, summer time (where State employees take vacation) or beginning of each year.

State Normal Processing Time
(business days)
Expedited Processing Time
(business days)
Alabama 24 14
Alaska 10 3
Arizona 77 14
Arkansas 16 12
California 30 8
Colorado 10 2
Connecticut 20 12
Delaware 12 10
Florida 6 2
Georgia 14 3
Hawaii 21 3
Idaho 28 18
Illinois 28 3
Iowa 14 8
Indiana 12 3
Kansas 10 3
Kentucky 13 7
Louisiana 12 3
Maine 30 24
Maryland 6 3
Massachusetts 10 6
Michigan 11 3
Minnesota 12 3
Mississippi 10 3
Missouri 19 3
Montana 20 12
Nebraska 10 2
Nevada 10 3
New Hampshire 23 10
New Jersey 10 2
New Mexico 38 26
New York 6 2
North Carolina 30 5
North Dakota 44 18
Ohio 12 3
Oklahoma 10 4
Oregon 10 3
Pennsylvania 10 3
Rhode Island 24 7
South Carolina 30 14
South Dakota 22 12
Tennessee 6 3
Texas 10 3
Utah 30 7
Vermont 42 14
Virginia 6 2
Washington 14 7
West Virginia 23 14
Wisconsin 10 3
Wyoming 10 5

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