Filing an I-131 at the Nebraska Service Center
The American Immigration Attorneys Association has reported the following problems with I-131 applications filed at the NSC. I131 applications can be submitted for immigration benefits such as advance parole or to receive a reentry permit.
Some approved I-131 reentry permit applications request that the approval be sent to US consulate overseas. Yet, when the foreign national goes to the US consulate, the document is not received at the US consulate. Inquiries submitted to the consulate and to the NSC by the foreign national or his/her representative yield little information.
The NSC’s response: Re-entry permits are sent from the NSC to the Department of State. From there, the re-entry permit is sent to the US consulate overseas. If the US consulate never receives the re-entry permit, the NSC requires a letter from the US consulate stating this in which case the NSC will reissue another re-entry permit.