Each Service Center location accepts and processes certain USCIS forms and immigration cases. For example, the Nebraska Service Center generally processes the N-400 form application for people who are applying for U.S. citizenship.
If you are you applying for a Green Card the service center will vary depending on the circumstances of how you are filing to obtain your Green Card. The Service Center location for applying for a U.S. visa, changing status or extending visa will depend on the type of visa you hold or what type of visa status you are requesting. Make sure to read the filing instructions on the USCIS form application for the correct Service Center mailing address for processing.
All applications and petitions must be filed by mail unless the form instructions offer an e-filing option.
File your application or petition following the specific instructions for the application or petition. After filing your application or petition, you should receive a receipt, Form I-797, within 30 days after your case is received. Your receipt will describe how your case will be processed.
The receipt number usually indicates which service center is processing your application or petition. For example, receipt numbers that start with WAC means the California Service Center is processing your case; receipt numbers that start with LIN means the Nebraska Service Center is processing your case; receipt numbers that start with SAC means the Texas Service Center is processing your case; and receipt numbers that start with EAC means the Vermont Service Center is processing your case.
Each U.S. state falls within the jurisdiction of a specific center. Check the chart below to see which service center your state falls under.
||States within its jurisdiction
|California Service Center (CSC)
NOTE: Receipt numbers start with WAC
|California, Neveda, Arizona, Hawali, Guam, Saipan
|Nebraska Service Center
NOTE: Receipt numbers start with LIN
|Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinos,Indiana, Lowa, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakoto, Ohilo,
Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Minnesota,
|Texas Service Center)
NOTE: Receipt numbers start with SRC
|Alabama, Arakanas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Caralina,
Okalahoma, Tennessee, Texas
|Vermont Service Center
NOTE: Receipt numbers start with EAC
|Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands,
West Virginia, District of Columbia
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