The following is the USCIS Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report as of August 31, 2018.
|Form||Purpose||Sub-Type||Now Processing Cases with Estimated time range of:|
|I-102||Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record||Initial issuance or replacement of a Form I-94||4 Months to 6 Months|
|I-129F||Petition for Alien fiance(e)||K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|I-130||Petition for a relative||U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|U.S.Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|I-131||Application for a travel document||Permanent resident applying for a re-entry permit||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole||4 Months to 6 Months|
|Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole||4 Months to 6 Months|
|All other applicants for advance parole||4 Months to 6 Months|
|I-140||Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker||Extraordinary ability (E11)||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Multinational executive or manager (E13)||9.5 Months to 12 Months|
|Schedule A Nurses||8 Months to 10 Months|
|Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Advanced degree or exceptional ability|
requesting national interest waiver (NIW)
|5 Months to 7 Months|
|Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Unskilled worker (EW3)||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|I-212||Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission in to the U.S After Deportation or Removal||Readmission after deportation or removal||12 Months to 15.5 Months|
|I-360||Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special|
|All other special immigrants||13 Months to 17 Months|
|I-485||Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status||Employment-based adjustment applications||17.5 Months to 23 Months|
|Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago||4.5 Months to 9.5 Months|
|Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago||7 Months to 9.5 Months|
|Under HRIFA, Indochinese Adjustment Act, Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act, or NACARA, or based on an approved T or U Visa||11 Months to 28.5 Months|
|I-601||Application for a waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility||Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility||12 Months to 15.5 Months|
|I-601A||Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver||Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence||6 Months to 8 Months|
|I-730||Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition||Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee||6 Months to 8 Months|
|I-765||Application for Employment Authorization||Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]||2.5 Months to 5 Months|
|based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]||2 Weeks to 3 Months|
|based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]||2.5 Months to 5 Months|
|Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]|
|All other applications for employment authorization||2.5 Months to 5 Months|
|I-821D||Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals||Renewal||5 Months to 7 Months|
|Request for Deferred Action||5 Months to 8 Months|
|I-824||Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition||To request further action on an approved application or petition||6 Months to 8 Months|
|N-565||Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document||U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate||10 Months to 13 Months|
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These Processing Times issued by USCIS gives you an estimate of how long it will take the Nebraska Service Center to process a class of petitions or applications. USCIS generally processes cases as they are received (“first in, first out”). USCIS has also developed internal goals for most types of petitions and applications. For example, the stated goal for Form I-140 is 4 months.
How to use the Processing Time Report:
- Check your receipt notice (I-797C, Notice of Action) and make sure that the receipt number begins with “NSC”.
- Look for the Form number or Purpose for your petition or application.
- Look for the specific Sub-type for your petition or application, if applicable.
- Check the column titled “Now Processing Cases with Receipt Notice Date of”. If you see a date, the Service Center is currently processing cases filed on or before that date. If you see “X” months, it means that the Service Center is processing cases within their internally-developed goal time frames.
If you find that your case is outside “normal” processing times, you can contact USCIS Customer Service
NOTE: If you received a notice from USCIS informing you that the case has been transferred from the Nebraska Service Center to another Service Center or Local Field Office, check the processing times for the destination Service Center or Local Field Offices.
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