USCIS Announces Direct Filing Instructions for Forms I-129 and I-539Posted by Murali Bashyam on Mar 7, 2007 in H1B Visas, News | 0 comments
U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new Direct Filing instructions for a variety of immigration forms that were transitioned into the bi-specialization initiative. Effective April 2, 2007, all Forms I-129 and I-539 are to be filed directly with the California Service Center or the Vermont Service Center, whichever is applicable. USCIS will release filing charts that delineate the proper filing location, and will postAmerican Embassy, consulate or other diplomatic mission abroad. Not all American embassies, consulates and missions are visa-issuing posts. those charts on its web site prior to April 2, 2007. USCIS will accept Forms I-129 and I-539 filed in accordance with the old filing instructions during the first 15 days of implementation of Direct Filing (from April 2-16). However, if a Form I-129 or I-539 is filed on or after April 17, 2007, and is not submitted to the correct filing location, it will be rejected and returned to the petitioner/applicantPerson who wants something for him/herself and makes a request for it (asks for it). The request is usually in writing. with the fee and instructions for proper filing. Given that the filing period for the Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period, July-September 1976. 2008 H1B cap is about to begin, please stay tuned to www.bashyamspiro.com for further updates on where to file your H1B applications. We will postAmerican Embassy, consulate or other diplomatic mission abroad. Not all American embassies, consulates and missions are visa-issuing posts. the filing charts on our web site when they are released by the USCIS.