Revised Approval Notices for Forms I-129 and I-539 To Be Issued By USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on February 5, 2010, issued an alert to applicants that some Notices of Approval (Forms I-797) that were issued between 1/20/2010 through 1/27/2010 had incorrect or missing information. The form types impacted are Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129) and Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539). After reviewing your approval notice and you determined that your approval notice may be one of those that were issued in error, please contact our Houston Immigration Attorneys for assistance.

At this time, USCIS has started mailing new approval notices with corrected information to affected I-129 petitioners and I-539 applicants. Petitioners and applicants who received incomplete or incorrect approval notices should not attempt to use them. USCIS estimates that approximately 500 incorrect Notices of Approval (Forms I-797) were issued.

These are examples of errors on the approval notices of affected petitioners and applicants:

• For Form I-129, petitioners who requested multiple unnamed beneficiaries were issued an approval notice that lists only one unnamed beneficiary.

• For Form I-539, some applicants were issued an approval notice with no validity dates listed.

If you know or believe that your Notice of Approval was issued with incorrect or missing information, and you do not receive a revised Notice of Approval by Monday, Feb. 8, please contact one of our Houston immigration attorneys and our Houston immigration lawyers to obtain assistance. We will contact the USCIS on your behalf and request a reissuance of approval notices. You can reach our U.S. immigration attorneys at 713-517-6645 or contact us online through our interactive contact form.


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