USCIS Issues Reminder Updated Forms Mandatory from April 1 with No Grace Period

USCIS Issues Reminder: Updated Forms Mandatory from April 1 with No Grace Period

In a recent announcement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reminded applicants and petitioners of the upcoming changes to certain forms, effective April 1, 2024. With the implementation of a new fee rule, USCIS emphasizes that there will be no grace period for the transition to the updated versions of the following forms:

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Form I-129 CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker
Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative
Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, and the form’s supplements
Traditionally, USCIS provides a grace period for the adoption of new forms; however, these specific forms incorporate changes necessary for the administration of the new fees. Preview versions of each form are available on their respective web pages.

Starting April 1, 2024, applicants and petitioners must exclusively use the 04/01/24 edition of these forms and adhere to the appropriate fees specified in the USCIS Fee Schedule G-1055. It’s important to note that any submissions using prior versions of the listed forms will be rejected.

Key Point: Only submissions postmarked on or after April 1, 2024, with the 04/01/24 edition of these forms will be accepted.


Source: USCIS