Nebraska Service Center To Accept Certain H1B1 And H1B Petitions

The Nebraska Service Center will soon begin accepting certain Form I-129 H1B petitions and H-1B1 petitions on behalf of Chileans and Singaporeans. Currently, all H-1B1 petitions on behalf of Chileans and Singaporeans are filed at the Vermont Service Center, and all H1B petitions are filed at the Vermont Service Center or California Service Center depending on the work location.

Starting July 1, 2016, Nebraska Service Center will begin accepting H-1B1 and H-1B petitions that request

  • continuation of previously approved employment, without change, and with the same employer; and
  • any of the following actions:
    • notifying a U.S. Consulate, Port-of-Entry, or Pre-flight Inspection facility so that the beneficiary can obtain a visa or be admitted; or
    • extending the stay of the beneficiary.

NOTE: Petitioners who are exempt from the H-1B cap, or are filing a cap-exempt petition to employ the beneficiary at an institution of higher education, nonprofit entity related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education, a nonprofit research organization, and/or a governmental research organization, should continue to file their H1B cap exempt petitions with the California Service Center.

Filing Address:

USPS Mail:
Nebraska Service Center
PO Box 87129
Lincoln, NE 68501-7129

Courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) Mail:
Nebraska Service Center
850 ‘S’ Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Applications for H-4 Dependents:

Nebraska Service Center will also accept any concurrently filed H-4 extension of stay applications and applications for Employment Authorization (EAD) for qualifying H-4 status holders. Applicants must refer to filing instructions for proper filing addresses while filing standalone H-4 applications and/or application for EAD for H-4 nonimmigrants,

Filing of Petitions During the Transition Period:

The California Service Center (CSC) and the Vermont Service Center (VSC) may continue to accept these petitions during the transition period, which ends on August 31, 2016.

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