USCIS Updates Filing Addresses for I-129 Petitions
March 13th, 2019
AILA issued a practice alert on March 11, 2019, to announce that USCIS updated the filing addresses for Form I-129 on February 28, 2019.
What is the Form I-129?
The Form I-129 is a petition for a nonimmigrant worker to come temporarily to the United States to work or receive training. There are several categories that fall under the I-129 umbrella, including the H-1B, O-1, and O-2 visas. Petitioners may also use the I-129 to request an extension of stay or change of status, and examples of these visas include E-1, E-2, E-3, and T-1B1. To learn more and to access the I-129 form, visit the I-129 page on the USCIS website.
How should I deal with the change in address?
Mail H-1B regular cap-subject petitions filed with the California Service Center to:
USCIS California Service Center
Attn: I-129 H-1B Regular Cap
24000 Avila Road
1st Floor, Room 1600
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
You can use FedEx, UPS, or DHS delivery service.
Please carefully review filing addresses and check the addresses on the USCIS website for any petition before filing, so that it goes to the correct place. The USCIS website is always subject to change and the general public is not always aware of these changes.
For More Information:
To view information about instructions for filing a I-129 on the USCIS website, click here.
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This information comes from a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 19031100).