Correcting a mistake on the Form I-140
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be transitioning the intake function of several more forms from the Service Centers to its Lockbox network. By centralizing form and fee intake to a Lockbox environment, USCIS will improve consistency and integrity in the intake process.
The forms scheduled for the transition:
I-485 pending cases and procedure to expedite the name check
In cases where I-485 cases are still pending for FBI background checks and if the checks have been pending more than 180 days then there is a procedure to expedite the name check. Contacting the NSC’s congressional liaison and advising them when the name check is cleared will help unless there are no other reasons why the case is being held as sometimes the cases are held back for other security processing.
USCIS has recently updated the number of petitions they have pending. The backlog for I-140 was 40,000 in October and now it is down to 10, 000.
USCIS has indicated that the EB-485 team at the NSC center is pre-adjudicating cases and will be ready to approve cases as soon as the priority date becomes current.
Filing an appeal
I-131 and I-765
With the exception of the I-765s for OPT for which there is a few weeks lag time all other I-131s and I-765s are being worked by the NSC as soon as they arrive at the center.
Screening of cases
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers you a variety of services both before and after you file your case. For example, using the links provided on the left panel, you can:
On Form I-129 for H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions if the petitio, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin accepting
USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page on their website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between the five service centers. Occasionally, USCIS will transfer cases from one service center to another in order to balance workloads and ensure timely processing.
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
The NSC will now process some:
Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for petitioners requesting H-1B nonimmigrant classification;