Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Certain H-1B Form I-129 Petitions

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On Sept. 1, we will change the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The changes apply to the following cap-exempt H-1B petitions:

  • Continuing previously approved employment from the same employer;
  • Changing previously approved employment;
  • New concurrent employment;
  • Changing an employer;
  • Changing status to H-1B;
  • Notifying a U.S. consulate, port of entry, or pre-flight inspection; or
  • Amending a petition.

This excludes petitions:

  • Filed by cap-exempt petitioners or for cap-exempt entities;
  • That are cap-exempt based on a Conrad/Interested Government Agency waiver; and
  • Where the employer is located in Guam or the beneficiary will be performing services in Guam. This also excludes all H-1B1, H-1B2, and H-1B3 petitions.

Please see Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker page to determine where to file your Form I-129. Starting Oct. 1, USCIS may reject Forms I-129 that are filed at the wrong service center.

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