Updated Receipt Process for Blanket L Form I-129
USCIS’ process for issuing receipts to Blanket L applicants in respect of Form I-129 has been updated.
The change affects how receipts are issued to L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany transferees under a previously approved Blanket L petition.
Petitioners who submit Form I-129s, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, along with Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, will now no longer receive a stamped and signed Form I-129S.
Instead, under the revised process, the applicant will receive two separate notices. The first will be a receipt notice. If the petition is subsequently approved, an approval notice will be issued to the applicant as endorsement of Form I-129s, confirming the applicant has been deemed by USCIS to be eligible for L-1 status based on an approved Blanket L petition.
The applicant will then receive a copy of the approval notice to include as part of their visa and entry admission documents.
In a statement announcing the change, USCIS said the revised process “will provide petitioners with quicker, more organized, and more secure processing of Form I-129S, by eliminating the need for USCIS to print, stamp, sign, and annotate the paper form.”
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This article does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only.