Nebraska Service Center

The following is the USCIS Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report as of August 31, 2018.

FormPurposeSub-TypeNow Processing Cases with Estimated time range of:
I-102Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure RecordInitial issuance or replacement of a Form I-944 Months to 6 Months
I-129FPetition for Alien fiance(e)K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child7 Months to 9.5 Months
I-130Petition for a relativeU.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 217 Months to 9.5 Months
U.S.Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 217 Months to 9.5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 217 Months to 9.5 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister7 Months to 9.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 217 Months to 9.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 217 Months to 9.5 Months
I-131Application for a travel documentPermanent resident applying for a re-entry permit4 Months to 6 Months
Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document4 Months to 6 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) principal applying for advance parole4 Months to 6 Months
Haitian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (HRIFA) dependent applying for advance parole4 Months to 6 Months
All other applicants for advance parole4 Months to 6 Months
I-140Immigrant Petition for Alien WorkerExtraordinary 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 Nurses8 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-212Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission in to the U.S After Deportation or RemovalReadmission after deportation or removal12 Months to 15.5 Months
I-360Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
immigrants
All other special immigrants13 Months to 17 Months
I-485Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust StatusEmployment-based adjustment applications17.5 Months to 23 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago4.5 Months to 9.5 Months
Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago7 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 Visa11 Months to 28.5 Months
I-601Application for a waiver of Grounds of InadmissibilityWaiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility12 Months to 15.5 Months
I-601AApplication for Provisional Unlawful Presence WaiverProvisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence6 Months to 8 Months
I-730Refugee/Asylee Relative PetitionPetition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee6 Months to 8 Months
I-765Application for Employment AuthorizationBased 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 authorization2.5 Months to 5 Months
I-821DConsideration of Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsRenewal5 Months to 7 Months
Request for Deferred Action
5 Months to 8 Months
I-824Application for Action on an Approved Application or PetitionTo request further action on an approved application or petition6 Months to 8 Months
N-565Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship DocumentU.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate10 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:

  1. Check your receipt notice (I-797C, Notice of Action) and make sure that the receipt number begins with “NSC”.
  2. Look for the Form number or Purpose for your petition or application.
  3. Look for the specific Sub-type for your petition or application, if applicable.
  4. 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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