US 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 the affected I-129 petitioners and I-539 applicants. The USCIS has advised petitioners and applicants who received incomplete or incorrect approval notices that they should not attempt to use them. USCIS estimates that approximately 500 incorrect Notices of Approval (Forms I-797) have been issued.
A couple of examples of errors on the approval notices of affected petitioners and applicants:
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 if you have not received a revised Notice of Approval by Monday, Feb. 8, please contact USCIS.