Changes in Filing Location for Form I-129 Petitions Based on Employer’s Primary Location
Effective November 11,2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing center address for a petition for a nonimmigrant worker (form I-129) will be determined based on the state where the company or organization’s primary office is located. Previously, petitioners filed form I-129 based on the beneficiary’s temporary employment or training location. If the petitioning employer is located in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas they can file the Form I-129 at the California Service Center.
Starting November 11,2017 USCIS may reject Form I-129s that are filed at the wrong service center. The USCIS will continue to accept I-129 petitions filed based on the previous instructions through November 10, 2017. More details are available on the USICS website: