USCIS Announces New Versions of Immigration Forms Effective as of December 23, 2016

Without any prior notice, USCIS announced on December 23, 2016, that new versions of most immigration forms would be required as of December 23, 2016, except for the Form I-129. The affected forms include the following: I-90, I-102, I-129, I-129CW, I-129F, I-130, I-131, I-131A, I-140, I-191, I-192, I-212, I-290B, I-360, I-485, I-485 Supplement A, I-525, I-539, I-600, I-600A, I-601, I-601A, I-612, I-690, I-694, I-698, I-751, I-765, I-800, I-800A, I-817, I-824, I-910, I-924, I-924A, I-929, I-942, I-942P, N-300, N-336, N-400, N-470, N-600, and N-600K. AILA immediately contacted USCIS to inform it that the public should have been given notice and to demand that a grace period should be provided. USCIS responded that it will be flexible and exercise discretion in deciding whether to accept the older version of the forms.