I-129 Processing Delays at USCIS: Additional 2 – 4 Week Delay

H-1B and L-1 visa petitioners should anticipate an extra 2 to 4 weeks to receive their fee receipt!

We received the following news alert from USCIS today:

Due to the high number of recently filed I-129 petitions with USCIS, customers may experience a longer than usual period of time to receive a receipt notice from USCIS.  Usually, customers can expect to receive their receipt notice within 30 days of delivery confirmation.  However, due to an unexpectedly high volume of I-129 petitions, it may be an additional two to four weeks before customers receive a receipt notice.

Customers who do not receive notification of receipt of an I-129 petition within 60 days of their delivery confirmation date may contact the appropriate Service Center via the email addresses listed on our Contact UsWeb page.  This is a temporary situation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Due to the high number of recently filed I-129 petitions with USCIS, customers may experience a longer than usual period of time to receive a receipt notice from USCIS. Usually, customers can expect to receive their receipt notice within 30 days of delivery confirmation. However, due to an unexpectedly high volume of I-129 petitions, it may be an additional two to four weeks before customers receive a receipt notice.

Customers who do not receive notification of receipt of an I-129 petition within 60 days of their delivery confirmation date may contact the appropriate Service Center via the email addresses listed on our Contact Us Web page. This is a temporary situation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We strongly recommend that you monitor the bank account from which filing fees have been drawn in order to verify your petition has been received.  And of course a delivery receipt from a courier service or USPS is also essential, just in case.

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