News Flash: CBP No Longer Issuing Passport Entry Stamps AND Petitioners Are No Longer Required to Submit Duplicate Copies of Form I-129s

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that it would no longer be issuing entry stamps on the passports of foreign nationals arriving in the US. Many US airports have already discontinued stamping passports with an entry stamp when you enter the US CBP is eliminating the entry stamps to streamline the entry process. The I-94 record will be the only official record for entry to the US; therefore, you should check your I-94 record each time you enter the US, as the I-94 record is the only official evidence for your entry into the US. If the I-94 record displays incorrect information or it cannot be found, please contact the US Customs and Border Protection Deferred Inspection Sites. The Deferred Inspection Sites will only correct errors made at the time of entry.

The second important update is that as of 08/11/2022, USCIS no longer requires petitioners to submit a duplicate copy of Form I-129 or a duplicate copy of any supporting documentation unless USCIS specifically asks for it. Per USCIS, due to enhanced electronic scanning capabilities and data-sharing with the US Department of State, duplicate copies are no longer needed to avoid delays in consular processing.

We regularly update our blog section to acquaint the community with to latest changes in Immigration policies. Please note the information in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be nor should it be construed as legal advice. We can promptly and efficiently represent clients located anywhere in the US or abroad on US Immigration Policies. If you seek further clarification, don't hesitate to contact SanSha Law Office at [email protected] or call us at 469-777-6161.

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Nishu Sharma

Ms Nishu Sharma is the founder and Managing Attorney of SanSha Law Offices PLLC. It was founded on the principle and commitment to serve the people with the best service that we can provide. The firm has served clients from Texas and other states of the US. She has handled all kinds of complex im...


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