Dec 23

USCIS posted—without notice—a large number of new form versions with effective dates of 12/23/16

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Today, USCIS posted—without notice—a large number of new form versions with effective dates of 12/23/16, and noted that no other version of the forms would be acceptable (with the exception of Form I-129). After AILA reached out to USCIS for clarification, USCIS stated that while it strongly encourages people to use the new version of the forms, it is aware that there may be older editions of the forms that have already been completed and are in the queue to be mailed and/or filed, and that it will be flexible and will apply discretion when receipting forms, rather than rejecting them outright.