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2004

  • NSC Advises on Effect of Separation or Divorce on I-751 Petition Process(59 KB)
    NSC advises on how to handle I-751 removal of conditions petitions where the petitioner and beneficiary are divorced or separated.
    AILA Doc. No. 04123060.
  • Problems with NSC Premium Processing Telephone Numbers
    Information on what to do if you encounter a "not in service" message when trying to call the premium processing telephone line at the Nebraska Service Center.
    AILA Doc. No. 04122210.
  • NSC Refugee-Asylee Teleconference Q & A's (11-23-04)(116 KB)
    NSC Refugee-Asylee Teleconference Q&As (11-23-04) include topics such as I-730's; getting case updates without LIN #s; international organization adjustments of status; HRIFA/485 backlogs; EAD photos; EAD/re-entry permit validity dates; mailings of approved EAD/parole/reentry permits; and AR-11s.
    AILA Doc. No. 04121661.
  • NSC Provides Information on Filing under H/L Amendments
    The Nebraska Service Center reiterates filing fee information previously issued by HQ with respect to the new fees for H-1Bs and Ls in the Omnibus legislation, and indicates that VSC is likely to be the filing venue for the 20,000 visas for U.S. advanced degree recipients.
    AILA Doc. No. 04121567.
  • NSC Reminder of Filings Not Affected by Address Changes for Certain Filings(54 KB)
    The Nebraska Service Center advises that certain filings that are within NSC's sole jurisdiction are not affected by the move to filings at the Chicago Lockbox.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120765.
  • International Organization Special Immigrant Petitions Continue to be Filed at NSC(42 KB)
    The Nebraska Service Center advises that there was an error in the Federal Register notice announcing expansion of the direct mail program, and that international organization special immigrant petitions should continue to be filed at the NSC.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120664.
  • NSC Addresses Employment-Based Issues (10/26/04)
    Nebraska Service Center Q&As from a business product teleconference with community-based organizations; NSC addresses such topics as labor certifications in withdrawn I-140s, ability to pay, processing times, change of attorney address, transfers to local offices, security checks, and blanket Ls.
    AILA Doc. No. 04112262.
  • NSC Announces Projected Cut-Off Date for Asylee Adjustments
    The Nebraska Service Center projects that it will be processing asylee adjustment cases received on or before 3/31/00 during fiscal year 2005. The impact of the Ngwanyia lawsuit has not been factored into this estimate.
    AILA Doc. No. 04102261.
  • NSC Addresses Various Non-Employment Based Issues (9/28/04)
    Nebraska Service Center Q&As from a liaison teleconference with community-based organizations; NSC addresses such topics as the priority date when a petition is filed at the wrong office, missed I-730 deadlines, NVC transfers, grandfathering of 245(I), unreceived documents, and the asylum clock.
    AILA Doc. No. 04100564.
  • NSC Addresses Asylee/Refugee Issues (8/17/04)(38 KB)
    In written answers to questions submitted in connection with a teleconference with community-based organizations, the Nebraska Service Center addresses such topics asylee adjustments, refugee travel documents, and I-730s. It also discussed processing times for reentry permits.
    AILA Doc. No. 04100563.
  • NSC Guidance for I-130 Petitioners with Spouse or Child in U.S. on K Visa(89 KB)
    The NSC advises U.S. citizens with pending I-130s at NSC for a spouse/child under 21, where the dependent is present in the U.S. on a K-3 or K-4, to forward a copy of the I-130 receipt and I-94 to a specific NSC address to have the dependent processed as an adjustement, rather than consular, case.
    AILA Doc. No. 04091661.
  • CSC to Process Certain I-130s from TSC and NSC
    The California Service Center has advised AILA that TSC and NSC will be forwarding new I-130s to CSC for processing. In addition, TSC will transfer pending immediate relative I-130s, as well as family-based preference cases with current priority dates, to CSC for processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 04082740.
  • NSC Addresses Employment-Based Issues (7/27/04)
    Nebraska Service Center Q&As from business product teleconference with community-based organizations. NSC addressed a variety of issues, including physician NIWs, concurrent filing, ability to pay, outstanding professors, at-will employment, and timing for filing H-1Bs.
    AILA Doc. No. 04082471.
  • NSC Advises on How to Get Approval Notice or Other Response By Express Means
    Nebraska Service Center provides instructions on how to get an approval notice or other document sent by express means.
    AILA Doc. No. 04081760.
  • NSC Changes Process for Physician NIW Notifications
    The Nebraska Service Center has advised AILA's NSC Liaison Committee of a change in the process for sending and receiving responses to notifications under 8 CFR 245.18(f) for I-485s based on National Interest Waiver I-140s for physicians in medically underserved areas.
    AILA Doc. No. 04070165.
  • Nebraska Service Center Addresses H-1B and O Issues
    The NSC advises of a quality review program for I-129s, provides a view into its thinking on O petitions, and advises on its view of 8th year H-1Bs in certain circumstances.
    AILA Doc. No. 04060764.
  • NSC Director Way To Retire
    Terry Way, Director of the Nebraska Service Center, will be retiring on May 28, 2004. Greg Christian, currently Deputy Director of the NSC, will become Acting Director of the NSC until a permanent replacement is named.
    AILA Doc. No. 04052462.
  • NSC Addresses Asylum/Refugee Issues (4/29/04)
    In a teleconference with various community-based organizations, including AILA, the Nebraska Service Center addressed a variety of issues relating to asylees and refugees, including related adjustment of status and ancillary benefit questions. Some naturalization issues were also addressed.
    AILA Doc. No. 04050472.
  • NSC Describes Its Plan for Concurrent Adjudications of I-140s/I-485s
    The Nebraska Service Center has indicated that it has moved I-140 processing into the Residence Product Line to facilitate concurrent adjudication of I-140s and I-485s, and has described how it is implementing the process. Information on FBI name check backlogs is provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 04042062.
  • Questions & Answers from NSC Liaison Teleconference (4/14/04)
    The Nebraska Service Center answers AILA's questions on such topics as RFEs, credentials evaluations, consular returns, plans to funnel NIV consular cases through the Kentucky Consular Center, outstanding researchers, use of education as training for EB-3 qualification, and asylee adjustments.
    AILA Doc. No. 04041669.
  • NSC Provides Written Responses to Questions Raised by AILA Liaison(282 KB)
    NSC Q&As from a 11/5/03 liaison meeting. Topics include: filing procedures, transfer processes, definition of "same or similar occupation," processing of I-130s for individuals in proceedings, acceptable ability to pay documents, specialty occupations, and EAD and AP renewals.
    AILA Doc. No. 04020644.
  • NSC Instructs on Employment Based Adjustment Applications(207 KB)
    The NSC provided written instructions on employment based adjustment of status application filings to AILA during a liaison meeting, including information on expediting cases, and requested order of packet materials.
    AILA Doc. No. 04020643.
 
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