Address Change for Certain I-140 Filings

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, effective October 19, 2015, there will be a change in the filing location for a limited group of form I-140 employer petitions. This change is simply an effort to balance workloads between the Texas Service Center and the Nebraska Service Center.

Change Applies Only to Premium Processing Cases Filed with Worksite in Select States

The filing location change only applies in cases in which the I-140 petition is being submitted with a request for premium processing (form I-907), and the worksite listed on the I-140 is located in the state of Maryland, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. As of October 19, 2015, the filing address for petitions that meet both of these criteria is as follows:

(For filings using regular mail)

Premium Processing
USCIS Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87103
Lincoln, NE  68501-7103

(For filings using express delivery)

Premium Processing
USCIS Nebraska Service Center
850 S. Street
Lincoln, NE  68508

No Change to Filing Location for Other I-140 Cases

No change is being made to the filing location of petitions submitted for regular processing, or for I-140 cases filed under premium processing with a worksite location in any state other than the four listed above. Such cases should continue to follow the standard filing instructions on the USCIS WebSite. Similarly, if an applicant wishes to “upgrade” a pending I-140 case from regular processing to premium processing, the I-907 should be submitted to the service center where the I-140 is pending. This address is listed on the receipt notice or any subsequent transfer notice.


It is normal for the USCIS to transfer cases or otherwise make changes due to workload considerations. MurthyDotCom will continue to provide updates regarding important procedural changes as they occur.


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