Nebraska Service Center

The following is the USCIS Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report as of February 2023.

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
15 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien fiance(e) K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child
4 Months
I-130 Petition for a relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21
10.5 Months
U.S.Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
8 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21
104 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister
124.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21
10.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
52.5 Months
I-131 Application for a travel document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document
16 Months
All other applicants for advance parole
13.5 Months
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11)
20 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)
13.5 Months
Multinational executive or manager (E13)
12 Months
Schedule A Nurses
12 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)
9.5 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability
requesting national interest waiver (NIW)
15.5 Months
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)
15.5 Months
Unskilled worker (EW3)
10.5 Months
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission in to the U.S After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal
26 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
All other special immigrants
15.5 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications
12.5 Months
Based on an approved U Visa
15.5 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago
37 Months
Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago
35.5 Months
Under HRIFA, Indochinese Adjustment Act, Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act, or NACARA, or based on an approved T or U Visa
26.5 Months
I-601 Application for a waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
27.5 Months
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence
34.5 Months
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee
13 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
6 Months
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
6 Months
Based on being admitted as a Refugee [(a)(3)]
3.5 Months
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
13.5 Months
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
15.5 Months
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]
All other applications for employment authorization
8 Months
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
10 Months
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
less than 3 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Nepal Re-registration
17.5 Months
Nepal Initial
21 Months
EI Salvador Re-registration
18.5 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal
less than 3 Months
Request for Deferred Action
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition To request further action on an approved application or petition
18.5 Months
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate
13.5 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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