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USCIS updates rejection criteria for form I-129

  1. Original 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]

    USCIS Updates Rejection Criteria for Form I-129
  2. Effective Date

    August 5, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Pre Trump-Era 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


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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