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USCIS updates its criteria for rejecting form I-129

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Pasricha & Patel Takeaways:
USCIS is reminding petitioners that starting on August 5, 2019, it will begin rejecting Form I-129 petitions that do not include the petitioner/employer’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of the Form I-129. Right now, USCIS can reject Form I-129 petitions that are not signed, or did not include correct filing fees, or if an unauthorized third party signs the Form I-129 on behalf of the petitioner/employer. 

The Form I-129 is used in conjunction with the filing of visa status petitions including the E, H, L, O, and P visa categories.

USCIS also reminds the petitioner/employer or the applicant’s primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of the Form I-129 cannot be the address of the petitioner/employer, or the applicant’s legal counsel or clients’ address. This is important information for the USCIS because the petitioner/employer’s office address determines the filing jurisdiction of the Form I-129.

Should the reader have any further questions about the Form I-129 and its related filing process and eligibility requirements, we do encourage you to contact our office to schedule appointment and we can guide you further.