As announced earlier this month, USCIS will be suspending Premium Processing requests on all H-1B petitions received on and after April 3, 2017. Hence, USCIS is currently experiencing a high volume of applications. Nebraska Service Center (NSC) has advised that due to large volume of H-1B petitions and concurrently filed H-4 (I-539) and EAD (I-765) applications, there may be delay in adjudication of the dependent applications. The I-129 adjudicators are focusing on processing of H-1B applications in accordance with the premium processing requirements. Once I-129 applications are adjudicated, they will send the remaining petitions of H-4 and EAD to another team, which should adjudicate within a week or two.

Once the surge is over, NSC expects to resume fully in adjudicating the applications submitted concurrently along with the I-129. Also, NSC advises if no receipt notice has been received on the riding H4 and EAD applications by the end of April, please contact USCIS and place a Service Request.