H1B Visa Lawyer – USCIS Acceptance of New Form I-129 update

As many readers may know for I-129 that is used for H, L and O Petition has been revised. On December 20, 2010, USCIS informed stakeholders that it will accept previous editions of Form I-129 that are postmarked on or before December 22, 2010. Petitions postmarked on or after December 23, 2010, must include the new Form-129 with a November 23, 2010, revision date or else they will be rejected. This contradicts earlier guidance stating that the last day USCIS could accept previous editions of the form was December 22, 2010.

We hope that this update clarifies some of the confusion regarding the last date the old form can still be used.