NewsFlash! USCIS Issues Slew of Revised Forms; Prior Versions No Longer Valid for Most

Please read the 29.Dec.16 update on this information.

Updated Information

This afternoon, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued a practice alert related to the new forms. It states, in part:

AILA reached out to USCIS … to demand a grace period during which prior form versions could be submitted … USCIS responded that while it strongly encourages people to use the new version of the forms, as indicated on its website, it is aware that there may be older editions of the forms that have already been completed and are in the queue to be mailed and/or filed. USCIS said that it will be flexible and will apply discretion when receipting forms, rather than rejecting them outright.

Affected forms include the following: I-90, I-102, I-129, I-129CW, I-129F, I-130, I-131, I-131A, I-140, I-191, I-192, I-212, I-290B, I-360, I-485, I-485 Supplement A, I-525, I-539, I-600, I-600A, I-601, I-601A, I-612, I-690, I-694, I-698, I-751, I-765, I-800, I-800A, I-817, I-824, I-910, I-924, I-924A, I-929, I-942, I-942P, N-300, N-336, N-400, N-470, N-600, and N-600K.


It has come to light that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a slew of new forms today, many of which will be the only versions accepted by the agency, effective immediately. These forms include, but are not limited to, the following.

For all of these forms, and many more, only the versions released today will be accepted. This is in addition to form I-485, referenced in the MurthyDotCom NewsFlash, New I-485 Required, Effective Today. Note that a new version of the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (I-129) was also released today, but the USCIS is still accepting prior versions of this form.

Please read the 29.Dec.16 update on this information.


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