USCIS Releases Form I-129 Statistics (for L1B Petitions)

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released statistics [link] for the number of Form I-129 petitions for L1B intracompany transferees in fiscal year (FY) 2015. Of the petitions that were fully adjudicated in FY 2015, the ratio of approved L1B petitions to denied L1B petitions was approximately 3:1 (10,368 to 3,446). As of the publishing of the chart, there are still 2,116 pending I-129 petitions for L1B intracompany transferees. I have included the chart below for your convenience.

Period Applications Received Approved Denied Pending
Fiscal Year — Total        
2015 13,626 10,368 3,446 2,116


Please consult our articles about L1 visas in general, L1A visas, L1B visas, L1 blanket petitions, and my blog post about changes to L1B visa adjudications.