USCIS Will Start Rejecting Form I-129 That Are Missing Name or Address

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Starting Aug. 5, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start “rejecting Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker if the petitions don’t include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of Form I-129.”

What Do I Need To Know?

USCIS stated the primary U.S. office address must not be the address of the petitioner’s or applicant’s clients or outside counsel. Providing the wrong address creates delays in the adjudication process of Form I-129.

Failure to include the applicant’s or petitioner’s name also leads to adjudication delays and in some instances, rejection of the Form I-129.

USCIS wants the petitioner’s primary office within the U.S. because that address typically determines the filing jurisdiction.

Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ryan Bay, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (, Envoy’s affiliated law firm.