I-129CWR, Semiannual Report for CW-1 Employers

An employer of an approved Form I-129CW, Petition for Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Only Transitional Worker (CW-1), uses Form I-129CWR to verify the continued employment and payment of each worker under the terms and conditions of the approved petition. 

During the validity of the petition, employers are required to file this report with USCIS every six months after the petition validity start date. USCIS may revoke the employer’s approved petition or deny their future petitions if they do not comply with the reporting requirement.

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Edition Date

09/03/21. Starting Nov. 22, 2021, we will only accept the 09/03/21 edition. Until then, you can use the 03/10/21 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

For FedEx, UPS, DHL, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS Western Forms Center
Attn: Form I-129CWR
10 Application Way
Montclair, CA 91763-1350

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Special Instructions

If you are an employer whose petition has been approved for an employment start date on or after Oct. 1, 2019, you must file Form I-129CWR for each approved Form I-129CW petition according to the timeframes indicated in the chart below. 

You must file this form no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 30 days after the listed timeframes. If you do not file Form I-129CWR in a timely manner, we may revoke your approved petition.

If your approved CW-1 petition has a validity period of:Then you must file Form I-129CWR:
Less than six monthsNever—Form I-129CWR is not required.
Six months or more, up to 12 monthsSix months after the petition validity start date.
More than 12 months, up to 36 monthsEvery six months after the petition validity start date, up to and including the sixth month preceding the petition validity end date.
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