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USCIS begins requiring I-129 petitioners to file in the location of the company's primary office

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 12, 2017

    USCIS starts requiring employers to file I-129 petitions (nonimmigrant worker) in the office having jurisdiction over the state where the primary office of the company is located, rather than where the applicant is working or being trained. Petitioners located in FL, GA, NC, and TX are now required to file at the California Service Center. Beginning Nov. 1, 2017, USCIS will reject applications submitted to the wrong service center. [ID #484]

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  2. Effective Date

    October 12, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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