The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that, due to the high number of I-129 petitions recently filed with USCIS (presumably as a result of the large volume of FY 2013 H-1B cap filings), customers will experience a longer than usual period of time to receive their receipt notices – possibly an additional 2 to 4 weeks. Apparently, this is a temporary situation. USCIS generally undertakes to submit receipt notices within 30 days of delivery confirmation. USCIS has advised that the appropriate Service Center should be contacted for further information if notification of receipt of the petition has not been received within 60 days of the delivery confirmation date. 

Ogletree Deakins is closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available.


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