U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is alerting customers of
certain Notices of Approval (Forms I-797) issued between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27,
2010, with incorrect or missing information. The form types impacted are Petition
for Nonimmigrant Worker (Form
I-129) and Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant
Status (Form I-539).
USCIS has started mailing new approval notices with corrected
information to affected I-129 petitioners and I-539 applicants. Petitioners
and applicants who received incomplete or incorrect approval notices should
not attempt to use them. USCIS estimates that approximately 500 incorrect Notices
of Approval (Forms I-797) were issued.
These are examples of errors on the approval notices of affected petitioners
- For Form I-129, petitioners who requested multiple unnamed beneficiaries
were issued an approval notice that lists only one unnamed beneficiary.
- For Form I-539, some applicants were issued an approval notice with no
validity dates listed.
If you know or believe that your Notice of Approval was issued with incorrect
or missing information, and you do not receive a revised Notice of Approval
by Monday, Feb. 8, please contact USCIS at:
Please include “Approval Notice Error” in the subject line of the
email. Petitioners and applicants may also call the National Customer
Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 for assistance.