No Grace Period: New USCIS Forms Effective April 1, 2024

Murali Bashyam

USCIS has announced that they will require new edition of forms beginning April 1, 2024. This is reflective of the new fees that will go into effect. You can find our post discussing the new fees that will go into effect here.

With the new fee rule that goes into effect April 1, 2024, you must use the new 04/01/24 editions of the following forms:

  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
  • Form I-129 CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker;
  • Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers;
  • Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; and
  • Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, and the form’s supplements.

You can locate the new edition of these forms on the USCIS website.

Although USCIS usually provide a grace period when publishing new forms, the forms listed above include changes necessary for USCIS to administer the new fees. They have published preview versions of each of these forms on each form’s webpage. Beginning April 1, 2024, applicants and petitioners must submit the 04/01/24 edition of these forms with the appropriate fee listed on the USCIS Fee Schedule G-1055, and on our website here. USCIS will reject prior versions of the above forms.

USCIS stated that they will not reject applications with the previous edition of forms if post marked before April 1, 2024.

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