Effective November 1, 2023, a change in filing location for H-2A, H-2B, CNMI-related Form I-129 petitions, Form I-129CW petitions, and CNMI-related Form I-539 applications mandates that these submissions be directed to the Texas Service Center. During a 60-day transition period from November 1, misdirected forms filed at the California Service Center (CSC) or Vermont Service Center (VSC) will not face rejection. However, starting January 1, 2024, any H-2A, H-2B, CNMI-related Form I-129 petitions, Form I-129CW petitions, and CNMI-related Form I-539 applications submitted to the CSC or VSC will be rejected.
Previously, the CSC handled H-2A, CNMI-related Form I-129, and Form I-129CW petitions, while H-2B-related Form I-129 petitions were split between the VSC and CSC. Forms received at the Texas Service Center before November 1 will also be rejected.
To facilitate this transition, filers are instructed to mail the relevant forms to the Texas Service Center at specified addresses based on the form type and delivery method. Utilizing the new filing location is crucial to avoiding rejections, and the provided grace period aims to ease the adjustment for the public.
To Be Continued