Service Center Jurisdiction

Petitions should be sent to either the California Service Center or Vermont Service Center. If the artist is working/performing at a single address, file with the service center with jurisdiction over that address.

If the artist is working/performing at more than one address (no matter how close they are to one another!!), file with the service center with jurisdiction over the petitioner’s address. USCIS has clarified this as follows:

Filing for Temporary Employment or Training in More Than One Location
When the temporary employment or training will be in different locations, the state where your company or organization’s primary office is located will determine where you should send your Form I-129 package, regardless of where the various worksites are located in the United States. For example, if the beneficiary will work in Arizona and Texas, and your company’s primary office is in New York, file Form I-129 with the VSC. If the beneficiary will work in New Jersey and New York, and your company’s primary office is in California, file Form I-129 with the CSC.

When the temporary employment or training will be in different locations within the same state, the state where your company or organization’s primary office is located will still be used to determine where you should send your Form I-129 package. For example, if the beneficiary will work in two or more different locations in the state of Arizona, and your company’s primary office is in New York, you would file Form I-129 with the VSC.

Listing Your Organization’s Primary Address
Your company or organization’s primary office should be listed in Part 1, Question 3. If you are listing a home office in Part 5, Question 3, we will consider this a separate and distinct worksite location.

Petitions filed to the incorrect address will be rejected and returned to the petitioner. Please see our USCIS Service Center Tips and Contact Information for complete information about the locations for filing petitions.

The envelope must be clearly marked “Regular Processing” or “Premium Processing.”

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