USCIS Changes Form I-129S Receipt Process

Last Updated on September 8, 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed the way it issues receipts for L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany transferees who apply for extension following a previously approved Blanket L Petition.  

Petitioners who file Form I-129S, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, along with Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker will no longer receive a stamped and signed Form I-129S with the I-797 Approval Notice. With this change, Petitioners will receive two notices, which are a receipt notice and an approval notice if the petition is approved. The approval notice indicates that a USCIS officer has determined that the beneficiary is eligible for L-1 status based on an approved Blanket L Petition and will serve as proof of endorsement of the I-129S. A copy of the approval notice will be provided to be included with the Beneficiary’s visa and/or admission papers.  

USCIS updated its receipt issuance process to provide petitioners with a faster, more secure and more organized way to process Form I-129S.  

Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Jaclyn Pettit, who is a Managing Attorney at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., a U.S. law firm who provides services through the Envoy Platform (the “U.S. Law Firm”).  

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