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
• Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, for the H-4 nonimmigrant
• Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, for H-4 nonimmigrants applying for
How You Will Be Affected If We Transfer Your Case
If we transfer your case, we will send you a transfer notice. Your receipt number will not change, and the transfer will not delay the processing of your case. Please allow two weeks from the date of this notice before referring to the webpage for NSC processing times for your respective petition or application.
Information regarding processing times can be found on the USCIS Processing Time Information page. If you do not receive a decision or notice by the dates provided in the processing times (once posted), you may contact the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) for a status update of the Form I-129 (if you are the I-129 petitioner or authorized representative) or the Form I-539 and/or I-765 (if you are the I-539/I-765 applicant or authorized representative).
The filing location and instructions for these forms have not changed. Please continue to file the forms at the address on the form instructions and on the USCIS website.