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.