I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor
07/24/23. Starting Oct. 23, we will only accept the 07/24/23 edition. Until then, you can also use the 03/15/23 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.
If you complete and print this form to mail it, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same form edition. If any of the form’s pages are missing or are from a different form edition, we may reject your form.
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Please check our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Standalone Investor, and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor, page for information on where to mail your petition. Petitions that are not submitted to the correct address may experience processing delays.
You can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric services fees are final and nonrefundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
Filing Tips: Review our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to ensure we will accept your form.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
You will receive separate receipt notices for a properly filed Form I-526 and Form I-526E. The first notice you should expect to receive will be from the USCIS lockbox, acknowledging receipt of your Form I-526 or Form I-526E and the total fee amount received and processed.
We will then issue a formal receipt notice that includes the assigned receipt number for the application when data entry has been completed.