NEW I-129 Form Now Available!

December 15, 2014

USCIS launched a new version of the I-129 Form at the end of October, 2014. The changes are fairly minor, but petitioners will notice a new layout and slight re-organization. The Part 9 Explanation page is formatted differently as well, and it should be noted that the O & P Supplement is now three pages, instead of two. Please see updated guidance for completing the new I-129 as well as updated sample petitions posted on Artists from Abroad. USCIS will accept editions of the I-129 dated 10/07/11, 01/19/11, and 11/23/10 (you’ll find this in the bottom left corner of the form) until April 30, 2015.  After that time, USCIS will only accept the new 10/23/14 edition.

CURRENT – New I-129 form available for immediate use on www.uscis.gov

May 1, 2015 – Petitions received by USCIS on or after this date must include new Form I-129. To be on the safe side, plan to use the new version of the form well in advance of this date.