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Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker

Regular Processing

Except for the classifications listed below, Form I-129 is filed at the California Service Center or Vermont Service Center, depending on the location of the temporary employment or training.

Filing for Temporary Employment or Training in More Than One Location

 When the temporary employment or training will be in different locations, the state where your company or organization’s primary office is located will determine the appropriate Service Center to which you should send your Form I-129 package, regardless of where in the United States the various worksites are located. For example, if the beneficiary will work in Arizona and Texas, and your company’s primary office is in New York, file Form I-129 with the Vermont Service Center. If the beneficiary will work in Florida and Georgia, and your company’s primary office is in California, file Form I-129 with the California Service Center.

Listing your Organization’s Primary Address

Your company or organization’s primary office should be listed on page 1 part 1. If you are listing a home office in part 5, question 3, we will consider this a separate and distinct worksite location.

Providing Additional Information

In addition to part 5 questions 3, you may also use part 9 of Form I-129 (with a revision date of 10/23/2014) to list additional worksite locations if you need extra space.

Submitting Your H-1B Package

Two versions of Form I-129 are available for use (one with the revision date of 11/23/2010, and one with a revision date of 10/23/2014); however, only use one version of the form when submitting an H-1B package. Please do not combine two versions of the form as doing so may impact the data entry process.

Except for the classifications listed below, Form I-129 is filed at the California Service Center or Vermont Service Center, depending on the location of the temporary employment or training.

Before submitting your form(s), note the different addresses.

Exceptions: Regardless of work locations, always send the following types of petitions to the California Service Center:

  • H-2A
  • R-1
  • H-1B petitions where the employer is statutorily exempt from the cap
  • E-1 and E-2, petitions for extension of stay or change of status only

Regardless of work locations, always send the following types of petitions to the Vermont Service Center:

  • H-1C
  • E-3, Petitions for extension of stay or change of status only
  • Free Trade Nonimmigrants (H-1B1 aliens from Chile/ Singapore and TN aliens from Canada or Mexico), petitions for extension of stay or change of status only
  • P-1, Major League Sports Organizations

Failure to follow these instructions may result in the rejection, delay, or denial of your petition.

California Service Center Filings

File Form I-129 with the California Service Center if the beneficiary is or will be employed temporarily or receiving training in:

 

    Alaska                                   Kansas                   Utah                                      

                Arizona                                  Michigan               Washington                                                                                         

                California                              Minnesota             Wisconsin                                                             

                Colorado                               Missouri                 Wyoming

                CNMI*                                  Montana                              

                Guam                                     Nebraska                              

                Hawaii                                   Nevada 

                Idaho                                     North Dakota      

                Illinois                                    Ohio      

                Indiana                                  Oregon  

                Iowa                                       South Dakota      

                *Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands    

 

Vermont Service Center Filings

File Form I-129 with the Vermont Service Center if the beneficiary is or will be employed temporarily or receiving training in:

 

            Alabama                                                   New Mexico

            Arkansas                                                   New York

            Connecticut                                              North Carolina

            Delaware                                                   Oklahoma

            District of Columbia                                Pennsylvania

            Florida                                                        Puerto Rico

            Georgia                                                      Rhode Island

            Kentucky                                                   South Carolina

            Louisiana                                                  Tennessee

            Maine                                                         Texas

            Maryland                                                  Vermont

            Massachusetts                                          Virginia

            Mississippi                                                 U.S. Virgin Islands

            New Hampshire                                       West Virginia

            New Jersey

 

Premium Processing

If you are requesting Premium Processing Services for a Form I-129, you must also file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Services. Before you file the I-129/I-907 package, check www.uscis.gov  to ensure that the requested classification is eligible for premium processing.

Mailing Addresses

The mailing addresses provided below reflect the most current information as of the date this form was last printed. If you are filing this form more than 30 days after the edition date printed this form (shown in the lower right-hand corner), check before you file to confirm that this is the most current version of the Form I-129 to use by either (1) visiting the "Forms and Fees" section at www.uscis.gov or (2) if you do not have Internet access, call Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283.

California Service Center

Petition Type

Regular Mailing

Courier Mailing

All CNMI I-129 Petitions (filed for any classification included on this form for employment in the CNMI)

USCIS
California Service Center
ATTN: CNMI I-129
P.O. Box 10698
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1098

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

USCIS
California Service Center
ATTN: CNMI I-129
24000 Avila Road
2nd Floor, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

Guam H-1B and H-2B Petitions

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: Guam I-129

P.O. Box 10129

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: Guam I-129

24000 Avila Road

2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

H-1B Extension of Stay Petition

USCIS

California Service Center ATTN: H-1B Extensions P.O. Box 10129

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: H-1B Extensions

24000 Avila Road

2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

H-2A Petitions

USCIS

California Service Center ATTN: H-2A Processing Unit P.O. Box 10140

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1040

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: H-2A Processing Unit

24000 Avila Road

2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

All Other I-129 Petitions, Including H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: I-129

P.O. Box 10129

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line)

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: I-129

24000 Avila Road

2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line)

Premium Processing I-129/I-907

Packages

Premium Processing Service

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: I-129

P.O. Box 10825

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

Premium Processing Service

USCIS

California Service Center

ATTN: I-129

24000 Avila Road

2nd Floor, Room 2312

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line.)

 

Premium Processing E-Mail address: CSC-Premium.Processing@dhs.gov

    

Vermont Service Center           

Petition Type

Regular & Courier Mailing

Premium Processing I-129/I-907 Packages

H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: H-1B Cap

4 Lemnah Drive

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

Premium Processing Service

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: H-1B Cap

30 Houghton Street

St. Albans, VT 05478-2399

H-1B U.S. Master's Cap Petitions

 USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: H-1B U.S. Master's Cap

4 Lemnah Drive

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

 

Premium Processing Service

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: H-1B U.S. Master's Cap

30 Houghton Street

St. Albans, VT 05478-2399

 All Other I-129 Petitions

 USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: I-129

75 Lower Welden Street

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line)

Premium Processing Service

USCIS

Vermont Service Center

ATTN: I-129

30 Houghton Street

St. Albans, VT 05478-2399

(Note the nonimmigrant classification requested in the attention line)

 

Premium Processing e-mail address: VSC-Premium.Processing@dhs.gov

 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/20/2015