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Updated Receipt Process for Blanket L Form I-129

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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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.”

If you have any questions or require specialist advice on Blanket L filings, contact our US immigration attorneys.

This article does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only.

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Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law (AILA) and trusted adviser to large corporates through to SMEs, providing strategic immigration and global mobility advice to support employers with both US and UK operations to meet their workforce needs through corporate immigration.

Nita successfully acts for corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, actors, and athletes from across the globe, providing expert guidance on all aspects of US visa and nationality applications, and talent mobility to the USA.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals

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