Effective immediately: USCIS Updates for Service Center Jurisdiction – (10/13/17)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an important change in how I-129 petitions should be filed. Regardless where temporary work in the U.S. will take place, petitions should be filed based on the primary company/organizational location of the petitioner. This applies to single employer and multiple-employer petitions. For all O and P petitions, the primary location of the petitioner’s company or organization will determine whether I-129 materials are sent to California or Vermont Service Center. Please refer to the updated Service Center Tips for a complete list of which states correspond to which service center (and note that Texas petitioners now file with the California Service Center!), as well as which addresses to use.

Starting November 11, 2017, USCIS may reject Form I-129s that are filed at the wrong service center, so petitioners should take note and make any adjustments in filing as needed, effective immediately.

For additional information, visit the USCIS webpage, Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.