Nebraska Service Center

The following is the USCIS Nebraska Service Center Processing Time Report as of March 2024.

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
22.5 Months
I-129F Petition for Alien fiance(e) K-3/K-4 Already married — spouse and/or dependent child
8.5 Months
I-130 Petition for a relative U.S. Citizen filing for spouse, parent, or child under 21
14 Months
U.S.Citizen filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
27 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for married son or daughter over 21
44 Months
U.S. Citizen filing for brother or sister
26.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for spouse or child under 21
31.5 Months
Permanent resident filing for unmarried son or daughter over 21
48 Months
I-131 Application for a travel document Refugee or asylee applying for a refugee travel document
16.5 Months
All other applicants for advance parole
4.5 Months
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Extraordinary ability (E11)
16.5 Months
Outstanding professor or researcher (E12)
8.5 Months
Multinational executive or manager (E13)
9.5 Months
Schedule A Nurses
9 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability (E21)
7 Months
Advanced degree or exceptional ability
requesting national interest waiver (NIW)
9 Months
Skilled worker or professional (E31; E32)
7 Months
Unskilled worker (EW3)
7.5 Months
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission in to the U.S After Deportation or Removal Readmission after deportation or removal
24.5 Months
I-360 Petition for Amerasians, widows/widowers, and special
All other special immigrants
13 Months
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status Employment-based adjustment applications
16 Months
Based on an approved U Visa
19.5 Months
Based on grant of asylum more than 1 year ago
Based on refugee admission more than 1 year ago
Under HRIFA, Indochinese Adjustment Act, Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act, or NACARA, or based on an approved T or U Visa
I-601 Application for a waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
24.5 Months
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence
43.5 Months
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for accompanying family members of a refugee or an asylee
31 Months
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
4.5 Months
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
4 Months
Based on being admitted as a Refugee [(a)(3)]
4 Months
based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
1 Month
based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
3 Months
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]
All other applications for employment authorization
4.5 Months
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
6 Months
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
5 Months
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status Nepal Re-registration
3.5 Months
Nepal Initial
29 Months
EI Salvador Re-registration
5.5 Months
I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewal
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
14.5 Months
N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document U.S. citizen applying for a replacement of naturalization or citizenship certificate
8.5 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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