In July, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will begin processing cases involving Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status. Sharing this workload with the Vermont Service Center (VSC) will balance workloads between centers and provide flexibility as USCIS works towards improving processing times, efficiency and customer service to this victim population. USCIS will implement the transition in phases, which will allow NSC officers to receive specialized training and mentoring from VSC officers who currently adjudicate U nonimmigrant petitions and gain experience in adjudicating the U nonimmigrant petitions before they begin processing these cases.
The filing location and instructions for these forms will not change at this time. Please continue to file the forms at the address listed under Where to File in the Form I-918 instructions and Web page. The safe address procedures and confidentiality protections will continue to apply.
Please note that the statutory cap of 10,000 U visas each year has not changed.
How You Will Be Affected If We Transfer Your Case
If we transfer your case, we will send you a transfer notice. Your original receipt number will not change, and the transfer will not delay the processing of your case.
How to Track the Status of Your Case or Change Your Address
Attorneys and petitioners should follow the normal guidelines in place in order to get information on their case or to update their address.
If you are an attorney or representative, you can:
• Email us at HotlineFollowupI918I914.firstname.lastname@example.org, or
• Call us at 802-527-4888
If you are a petitioner or applicant, you can:
• Send us written correspondence with an original signature, or
• If you are asking about a related application or petition, visit case status online
USCIS will hold a national stakeholder engagement on June 16, 2016 to address questions about the workload share. For information on how to participate in these events, please visit uscis.gov/outreach.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/09/2016