USCIS Announces Workload Transfer of H-1B Petitions from CSC to NSC

In an effort to advance processing times for H1B nonimmigrant petitions, on October 1, 2018, USCIS announced that it transferred some H1B nonimmigrant Form I-129 Petitions for Nonimmigrant Workers from the California Service Center (CSC) to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC).

Hopefully, this will provide some relief to anxious F-1 previously employed on H1B Cap Gap. Since, August 28, 2018, USCIS had announced premium processing suspension was extended for H-1B Cap petitions until February 19, 2019.

Premium processing for FY-2019 H1B Cap cases had been suspended since April 2, 2018. H1B Cap premium processing was to return September 11. This latest announcement, as of September 11, extended suspension of H1B Cap petitions and included most other H-1B petitions (changes of employer, changes of status and amendments) except for H1B petitions for continuation of previously approved employment without change.

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