Filing Form I-129 Petition
Following direct filing addresses for Form I-129 are effective as of April 2, 2007.
  • Certain "cap exempt" petitions, the ones that can answer "Yes" to questions 1, 2 or 3 in Part C of the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement, on page 11 of Form I-129:
    • For Direct Mail:

      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
      California Service Center
      ATTN: Cap Exempt H-1B Processing Unit
      P.O. Box 30040
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-3004

    • For non-United States Postal Service (USPS) deliveries (e.g. private couriers):

      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
      California Service Center
      ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B Processing Unit
      24000 Avila Road, Room 2312
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

  • Everyone else:

    • If the the beneficiary will work temporarily in:
      AK, AZ, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, ND, OH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, or WY

      • For regular processing:

        • U.S. Postal Service:
          • H-1B Cap Cases:

            USCIS
            California Service Center
            ATTN: H-1B Cap
            P.O. Box 10129
            Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

          • U.S. Masters Cap Cases:

            USCIS
            California Service Center
            ATTN: H-1B U.S. Masters Cap
            P.O. Box 10129
            Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

          • H-1B Extensions:

            USCIS
            California Service Center
            ATTN: H-1B Extensions
            P.O. Box 10129
            Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

          • All other I-129 Cases:

            USCIS
            California Service Center
            ATTN: I-129
            P.O. Box 10129
            Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1012

        • Courier Address for All I-129s:

          USCIS
          California Service Center
          24000 Avila Road
          2nd Floor, Room 2312
          Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

          (Please note the type of I-129 in the attention line)


      • For premium processing:

        • Form I-907/I-129 Regular Mailing Address:

          Premium Processing Service
          USCIS
          California Service Center
          P.O. Box 10825
          Laguna Niguel, CA 92607

          (Please note the type of I-129 in the attention line)

        • Form I-907/I-129 Courier Mail Address:

          Premium Processing Service
          USCIS
          California Service Center
          24000 Avila Road
          2nd Floor, Room 2312
          Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

          (Please note the type of I-129 in the attention line)

        • Form I-907/I-129 E-Mail Address:

          CSC-Premium.Processing@dhs.gov


    • If the beneficiary will work temporarily in:
      AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MS, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, VI, or WV

      • For regular processing:

        • H-1B Cap Cases:

          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: H-1B Cap
          1A Lemnah Drive
          St. Albans. VT 05479-0001

        • H-1B U.S. Masters Cap Cases:

          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: H-1B U.S. Masters Cap
          1A Lemnah Drive
          St. Albans. VT 05479-0001

        • All other I-129 Cases:

          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: I-129
          75 Lower Weldon Street
          St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

      • For premium processing:

        • H-1B Cap Cases:

          Premium Processing Service
          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: H-1B Cap
          30 Houghton Street
          St. Albans. VT 05478-2399

        • H-1B U.S. Master Cap Cases:

          Premium Processing Service
          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: U.S. Masters Cap
          30 Houghton Street
          St. Albans. VT 05478-2399

        • All other I-129 Cases:

          Premium Processing Service
          USCIS
          Vermont Service Center
          ATTN: I-129
          30 Houghton Street
          St. Albans. VT 05478-2399

        • Form I-907/I129 E-mail address:

          VSC-Premium.Processing @dhs.gov

Exceptions
  • Form I-129 Filed 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 is located will determine to which Service Center you should send your Form I-129 package. For example, if the beneficiary will work in Arizona and Texas, and your company is located in New York, file Form I-129 with the Vermont Service Center.

  • H-1C Classification for Nurses: Mail the I-129 package to the Vermont Service Center, regardless of where the temporary H-1C nurse will be employed.

  • R Classification for Temporary Religious Workers: Mail the I-129 package to the California Service Center, regardless of where the temporary religious worker will be employed.

  • Major League Sports: Mail the I-129 package to the Vermont Service Center, regardless of place of temporary employment. This covers major league athletes, minor league sports and any affiliates associated with the major leagues in baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, and football. Support personnel includes coaches, trainers, broadcasters, referees, linesmen, umpires, and interpreters.

  • Change of Status or Extension of Stay Under Certain Free Trade Agreements: Mail Form I-129 to the Vermont Service Center, regardless of the place of temporary employment, if Form I-129 is filed to request a change of status or extension of stay under one of the Free Trade Agreements listed below.
    • Change of Status to TN or TN Extension under Trade NAFTA for Nationals of Canada or Mexico.

    • Change of Status to H-1B1 or Extension of H-1B1 Stay for Nationals of Singapore and Chile.

    • Change of Status to E-3 or Extension of E-3 Stay for Nationals of Australia.

  • Initial Classification Under Certain Free Trade Agreements: DO NOT use Form I-129 to apply for initial classification under one of the Free Trade Agreements listed below.

    • Initial TN Classification for Nationals of Mexico (outside the United States): To obtain more information on the application process for initial TN classification, please visit the U.S. Department of State's TN Visa website.

    • Initial TN Classification for Nationals of Canada (outside the United States: Please see 8 CFR 214.6 for information on applying for initial TN admission at a U.S. port of entry.

      Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    • Initial H-1B1 Classification Under the Singapore/Chile Free Trade Agreement: To obtain more information on applying for initial H-1B1 classification, please visit the U.S. Department of State's website.

    • Initial E-3 Classification Under the Australian Free Trade Agreement: To obtain more information on applying for initial E-3 classification, please visit the U.S. Department of State's website.