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USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions Sent to California or Vermont Service Centers<br /><i>Temporary Accomodation Made for FY 09 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions</i>
WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will not reject an H-1B petition that is subject to the fiscal year 2009 cap solely on the grounds that it was received at the wrong service center (e.g., the petition may have been inadvertently mailed to the California Service Center instead of the Vermont Service Center or vice versa).
It is important to note this accommodation does not apply if the petitions were sent to the
USCIS is taking this limited, short-term measure to alleviate concerns from the public where an H-1B petition has been received by USCIS but at the incorrect