Form I 129 PDF Details

Form I 129, also known as the Petition for Alien Worker, is a document used to request permission from USCIS to employ a foreign national in the United States. The form is used by employers who want to hire an alien for full-time or temporary employment in the United States. In order to complete Form I 129, you will need specific information about the foreign national you are hiring, including their passport information and visa classification. There are a number of supporting documents that must be included with your petition, so it is important to review all requirements before submitting your application. Failure to include all required documentation could lead to delays or even a denial of your petition.

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Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

USCIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Homeland Security

Form I-129

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMB No. 1615-0009

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Expires 09/30/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

 

Receipt

 

 

 

 

Partial Approval (explain)

 

Action Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USCIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class:

 

 

 

Classification Approved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Workers:

 

 

 

Consulate/POE/PFI Notified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Code:

 

 

 

At:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Validity Dates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension Granted

 

 

 

 

From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COS/Extension Granted

 

 

 

 

To:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

START HERE - Type or print in black ink.

Part 1. Petitioner Information

If you are an individual filing this petition, complete Item Number 1. If you are a company or an organization filing this petition, complete Item Number 2.

1.Legal Name of Individual Petitioner

Family Name (Last Name)

Given Name (First Name)

Middle Name

 

 

 

 

 

2.Company or Organization Name

3.Mailing Address of Individual, Company or Organization In Care Of Name

(USPS ZIP Code Lookup)

 

Street Number and Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apt. Ste. Flr.

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City or Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State

ZIP Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Province

 

 

 

Postal Code

 

Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Contact Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daytime Telephone Number

 

Mobile Telephone Number

Email Address (if any)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.Other Information

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

Individual IRS Tax Number

U.S. Social Security Number (if any)

Form I-129 Edition 03/10/21

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Part 2. Information About This Petition (See instructions for fee information)

1. Requested Nonimmigrant Classification (Write classification symbol):

2.Basis for Classification (select only one box):

a. New employment.

b. Continuation of previously approved employment without change with the same employer. c. Change in previously approved employment.

d. New concurrent employment. e. Change of employer.

f. Amended petition.

3. Provide the most recent petition/application receipt number for the

beneficiary. If none exists, indicate "None."

 

4.Requested Action (select only one box):

a.Notify the office in Part 4. so each beneficiary can obtain a visa or be admitted. (NOTE: A petition is not required for E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B1 Chile/Singapore, or TN visa beneficiaries.)

b.Change the status and extend the stay of each beneficiary because the beneficiary(ies) is/are now in the United States in another status (see instructions for limitations). This is available only when you check "New Employment" in Item Number 2., above.

c. Extend the stay of each beneficiary because the beneficiary(ies) now hold(s) this status. d. Amend the stay of each beneficiary because the beneficiary(ies) now hold(s) this status.

e.Extend the status of a nonimmigrant classification based on a free trade agreement. (See Trade Agreement Supplement to Form I-129 for TN and H-1B1.)

f.Change status to a nonimmigrant classification based on a free trade agreement. (See Trade Agreement Supplement to Form I-129 for TN and H-1B1.)

5. Total number of workers included in this petition. (See instructions relating to

when more than one worker can be included.)

 

Part 3. Beneficiary Information (Information about the beneficiary/beneficiaries you are filing for. Complete the blocks below. Use the Attachment-1 sheet to name each beneficiary included in this petition.)

1.If an Entertainment Group, Provide the Group Name

2.Provide Name of Beneficiary

Family Name (Last Name)

Given Name (First Name)

Middle Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Provide all other names the beneficiary has used. Include nicknames, aliases, maiden name, and names from all previous marriages.

Family Name (Last Name)

Given Name (First Name)

Middle Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

Gender

 

U.S. Social Security Number (if any)

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 3. Beneficiary Information (Information about the beneficiary/beneficiaries you are filing for. Complete the blocks below. Use the Attachment-1 sheet to name each beneficiary included in this petition.) (continued)

Alien Registration Number (A-Number) Country of Birth

A-

 

Province of Birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country of Citizenship or Nationality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

If the beneficiary is in the United States, complete the following:

 

 

Date of Last Arrival (mm/dd/yyyy)

I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Number

Passport or Travel Document Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Passport or Travel Document Issued (mm/dd/yyyy)

Date Passport or Travel Document Expires (mm/dd/yyyy)

Passport or Travel Document Country of Issuance

Current Nonimmigrant Status

 

 

 

Date Status Expires or D/S (mm/dd/yyyy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

 

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Number (if any)

 

Number (if any)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.Current Residential U.S. Address (if applicable) (do not list a P.O. Box)

Street Number and Name

Apt. Ste. Flr.

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

City or Town

State

 

ZIP Code

 

 

 

 

 

Part 4. Processing Information

1.If a beneficiary or beneficiaries named in Part 3. is/are outside the United States, or a requested extension of stay or change of status cannot be granted, state the U.S. Consulate or inspection facility you want notified if this petition is approved.

a.

Type of Office (select only one box):

Consulate

b.

Office Address (City)

 

 

 

 

d.Beneficiary's Foreign Address Street Number and Name

Pre-flight inspection

Port of Entry

c. U.S. State or Foreign Country

Apt.Ste. Flr. Number

City or Town

 

 

 

State

 

 

 

 

 

 

Province

Postal Code

Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Does each person in this petition have a valid passport?

Yes

No. If no, go to Part 9. and type or print your explanation.

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Part 4. Processing Information (continued)

3.Are you filing any other petitions with this one?

Yes. If yes, how many? ►

No

4.Are you filing any applications for replacement/initial I-94, Arrival-Departure Records with this petition? Note that if the beneficiary was issued an electronic Form I-94 by CBP when he/she was admitted to the United States at an air or sea port, he/ she may be able to obtain the Form I-94 from the CBP Website at www.cbp.gov/i94 instead of filing an application for a replacement/initial I-94.

Yes. If yes, how many? ►

5.Are you filing any applications for dependents with this petition?

Yes. If yes, how many? ►

6.Is any beneficiary in this petition in removal proceedings?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Part 9. and list the beneficiary's(ies) name(s).

7.Have you ever filed an immigrant petition for any beneficiary in this petition?

Yes. If yes, how many? ►

8.Did you indicate you were filing a new petition in Part 2.?

Yes. If yes, answer the questions below.

No

No

No

No

No. If no, proceed to Item Number 9.

a.Has any beneficiary in this petition ever been given the classification you are now requesting within the last seven years?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Part 9. and type or print your explanation.

No

b.Has any beneficiary in this petition ever been denied the classification you are now requesting within the last seven years?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Part 9. and type or print your explanation.

No

9.Have you ever previously filed a nonimmigrant petition for this beneficiary?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Part 9. and type or print your explanation.

No

10.If you are filing for an entertainment group, has any beneficiary in this petition not been with the group for at least one year?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Part 9. and type or print your explanation.

No

11.a. Has any beneficiary in this petition ever been a J-1 exchange visitor or J-2 dependent of a J-1 exchange visitor?

Yes. If yes, proceed to Item Number 11.b.

No

11.b. If you checked yes in Item Number 11.a., provide the dates the beneficiary maintained status as a J-1 exchange visitor or J-2 dependent. Also, provide evidence of this status by attaching a copy of either a DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, a Form IAP-66, or a copy of the passport that includes the J visa stamp.

Part 5. Basic Information About the Proposed Employment and Employer

Attach the Form I-129 supplement relevant to the classification of the worker(s) you are requesting.

1. Job Title

2. LCA or ETA Case Number

 

 

 

 

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Part 5. Basic Information About the Proposed Employment and Employer (continued)

3.Address where the beneficiary(ies) will work if different from address in Part 1.

Street Number and Name

Apt. Ste. Flr.

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

City or Town

 

State

 

ZIP Code

 

 

 

 

 

4.Did you include an itinerary with the petition?

5.Will the beneficiary(ies) work for you off-site at another company or organization's location?

6.Will the beneficiary(ies) work exclusively in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)?

7.Is this a full-time position?

8.

If the answer to Item Number 7. is no, how many hours per week for the position?

9.

Wages: $

 

per (Specify hour, week, month, or year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.Other Compensation (Explain)

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

11. Dates of intended employment From: (mm/dd/yyyy)

12.Type of Business

To: (mm/dd/yyyy)

13. Year Established

14. Current Number of Employees in the United States 15. Gross Annual Income

16. Net Annual Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form I-129 Edition 03/10/21

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Part 6. Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Persons in the United States

(This section of the form is required only for H-1B, H-1B1 Chile/Singapore, L-1, and O-1A petitions. It is not required for any other classifications. Please review the Form I-129 General Filing Instructions before completing this section.)

Select Item Number 1. or Item Number 2. as appropriate. DO NOT select both boxes.

With respect to the technology or technical data the petitioner will release or otherwise provide access to the beneficiary, the petitioner certifies that it has reviewed the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and has determined that:

1.

2.

A license is not required from either the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State to release such technology or technical data to the foreign person; or

A license is required from the U.S. Department of Commerce and/or the U.S. Department of State to release such technology or technical data to the beneficiary and the petitioner will prevent access to the controlled technology or technical data by the beneficiary until and unless the petitioner has received the required license or other authorization to release it to the beneficiary.

Part 7. Declaration, Signature, and Contact Information of Petitioner or Authorized Signatory (Read

the information on penalties in the instructions before completing this section.)

Copies of any documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered, original documents, and I understand that, as the petitioner, I may be required to submit original documents to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at a later date.

I authorize the release of any information from my records, or from the petitioning organization's records that USCIS needs to determine eligibility for the immigration benefit sought. I recognize the authority of USCIS to conduct audits of this petition using publicly available open source information. I also recognize that any supporting evidence submitted in support of this petition may be verified by USCIS through any means determined appropriate by USCIS, including but not limited to, on-site compliance reviews.

If filing this petition on behalf of an organization, I certify that I am authorized to do so by the organization.

I certify, under penalty of perjury, that I have reviewed this petition and that all of the information contained in the petition, including all responses to specific questions, and in the supporting documents, is complete, true, and correct.

1.Name and Title of Authorized Signatory

Family Name (Last Name)

 

Given Name (First Name)

 

 

 

 

Title

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Signature and Date

 

 

Signature of Authorized Signatory

Date of Signature (mm/dd/yyyy)

 

 

 

 

 

3.Signatory's Contact Information

Daytime Telephone Number

Email Address (if any)

 

 

 

NOTE: If you do not fully complete this form or fail to submit the required documents listed in the instructions, a final decision on your petition may be delayed or the petition may be denied.

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Part 8. Declaration, Signature, and Contact Information of Person Preparing Form, If Other Than Petitioner

Provide the following information concerning the preparer:

 

1. Name of Preparer

 

Family Name (Last Name)

Given Name (First Name)

2.Preparer's Business or Organization Name (if any)

(If applicable, provide the name of your accredited organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).)

3.Preparer's Mailing Address

Street Number and Name

 

 

 

 

 

Apt. Ste. Flr.

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City or Town

 

 

 

 

 

State

 

ZIP Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Province

 

Postal Code

 

Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Preparer's Contact Information

Daytime Telephone Number

 

Fax Number

Email Address (if any)

 

 

 

 

 

Preparer's Declaration

By my signature, I certify, swear, or affirm, under penalty of perjury, that I prepared this petition on behalf of, at the request of, and with the express consent of the petitioner or authorized signatory. The petitioner has reviewed this completed petition as prepared by me and informed me that all of the information in the form and in the supporting documents, is complete, true, and correct.

5.

Signature and Date

 

 

 

Signature of Preparer

 

Date of Signature (mm/dd/yyyy)

 

 

 

 

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Part 9. Additional Information About Your Petition For Nonimmigrant Worker

If you require more space to provide any additional information within this petition, use the space below. If you require more space than what is provided to complete this petition, you may make a copy of Part 9. to complete and file with this petition. In order to assist us in reviewing your response, you must identify the Page Number, Part Number and Item Number corresponding to the additional information.

1.

A-NumberA-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Page Number

 

 

 

 

Part Number

 

Item Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Page Number

 

Part Number

 

Item Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Page Number

Part Number

Item Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form I-129 Edition 03/10/21

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E-1/E-2 Classification Supplement to Form I-129

USCIS

 

 

 

 

Department of Homeland Security

 

 

Form I-129

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMB No. 1615-0009

 

 

 

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

 

Expires 09/30/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Name of the Petitioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of the Beneficiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Name (Last Name)

 

 

Given Name (First Name)

 

Middle Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Classification sought (select only one box):

E-1 Treaty Trader

E-2 Treaty Investor

4.Name of country signatory to treaty with the United States

E-2 CNMI Investor

5.

Are you seeking advice from USCIS to determine whether changes in the terms or conditions of E status

Yes

No

 

for one or more employees are substantive?

 

 

Section 1. Information About the Employer Outside the United States (if any)

1.

Employer's Name

 

 

2.

Total Number of Employees

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer's Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Number and Name

 

 

 

 

 

Apt. Ste. Flr.

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City or Town

 

 

 

 

 

State

 

ZIP Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Province

 

Postal Code

 

Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Principal Product, Merchandise or Service

5.Employee's Position - Title, duties and number of years employed

Form I-129 Edition 03/10/21

E-1/E-2 Supplement

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Section 2. Additional Information About the U.S. Employer

1.How is the U.S. company related to the company abroad? (select only one box)

 

Parent

Branch

Subsidiary

Affiliate

Joint Venture

2.a. Place of Incorporation or Establishment in the United States

 

2.b. Date of incorporation or establishment

 

 

 

 

 

 

(mm/dd/yyyy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Nationality of Ownership (Individual or Corporate)

Name (First/MI/Last)

Nationality

Immigration Status

Percent of

 

 

 

Ownership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Assets

5. Net Worth

6. Net Annual Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.Staff in the United States

a.How many executive and managerial employees does the petitioner have who are nationals of the treaty country in either E, L, or H nonimmigrant status?

b.How many persons with special qualifications does the petitioner employ who are in either E, L, or H nonimmigrant status?

c. Provide the total number of employees in executive and managerial positions in the United States.

d. Provide the total number of positions in the United States that require persons with special qualifications.

8.If the petitioner is attempting to qualify the employee as an executive or manager, provide the total number of employees he or she will supervise. Or, if the petitioner is attempting to qualify the employee based on special qualifications, explain why the special qualifications are essential to the successful or efficient operation of the treaty enterprise.

Section 3. Complete If Filing for an E-1 Treaty Trader

1.

Total Annual Gross Trade/

2. For Year Ending

3. Percent of total gross trade between the United States and the

 

Business of the U.S. company

 

(yyyy)

 

treaty trader country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 4. Complete If Filing for an E-2 Treaty Investor

Total Investment: Cash

 

Equipment

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory

 

 

 

Premises

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form I-129 Edition 03/10/21

E-1/E-2 Supplement

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