A pilot program that allows Canadian citizens to request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) remotely arbitrate employers’ Form I-129 or I-129S prior to arrival or at arrival at the Blaine, Washington port of entry will be extended six months past its original established end date of Oct. 31, 2018.

The USCIS California Service Center (CSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Blaine announced a pilot program in spring 2018 for Canadian residents seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

USCIS continues to encourage these Canadian citizens and their petitioning employers to email public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov with feedback on their experience with the pilot program. Over the next six months, USCIS said, it and CBP will continue to work together to determine the efficiency of the program, identify shortcomings, and look for ways to improve it.

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