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USCIS updates rejection criteria for form I-129

  1. Date Announced

    June 4, 2019

    USCIS announces that it will begin rejecting I-129 petitions (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address. [ID #558]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 5, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • USCIS previously did not necessarily reject Form I-129 applications where the petitioner’s or applicant’s primary U.S. office address in Part 1 was the petitioner’s or applicant’s outside counsel or client's address. However, USCIS now has revised its rejection criteria, citing to 8 C.F.R. § 103.2, which states that every form's instructions are incorporated into the regulations requiring its submission and every form, benefit request, or other document must be submitted to DHS and executed in accordance with the form instructions.

    8 C.F.R. 103.2

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