USCIS To Allow Bundled Filings For L1 Petitions

USCIS has, in a communication to stakeholders, informed that if petitioners bundle multiple L-1B petitions related to the same project, where the location and the specialized knowledge duties of the beneficiaries are the same, USCIS will consider them together. It will also consider petitions for L-1A managers included with the bundle if such persons will be managing the L-1B beneficiaries who will be working on the project. Additionally, it will consider Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, filed for a beneficiary’s qualifying dependents included in the bundle.

For the purpose of bundling L-1 petitions, USCIS has informed that petitions from the same petitioner; filed on behalf of beneficiaries employed at the same foreign entity, and who will be working on the same project at the same location, performing the same specialized knowledge duties; filed under the same service (either all premium processing or non-premium processing); filed on behalf of L-1A managers, if they will be managing the L-1B beneficiaries who will be working on the project; could be included in the bundle. However, each petition must be packaged separately with its own fees and supporting evidence.

Petitioners can also submit more than one bundle of L-1 petitions if there is more than one specialized knowledge occupation related to a project. If filing more than one bundle of petitions for beneficiaries who will be performing different specialized knowledge duties for the same project, petitioners may number each bundle for ease of processing.

USCIS has also reminded that while petitions may be submitted as a bundle, each petition must be individually supported by the required evidence. All required evidence, as well as Form G-28, Form I-907 for Premium Processing, must be included with each petition within the bundle.

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