I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor
What This Form Can Help You Do
06/01/22. Starting September 12, 2022, we will only accept the 06/01/22 edition. Until then, you can also use the 04/15/19 E, 04/15/19, and 11/21/19 editions. 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.
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.
Filing Tips: Go to our Form Filing Tips page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your form.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject and return any unsigned form.
You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. When filing at a USCIS lockbox, you may also 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 service fees are final and non-refundable, 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.
Forms I-526 and I-526E that are properly filed will receive two separate receipt notices. The first notice you should expect to receive will be from the USCIS Lockbox, acknowledging receipt of your I-526 or 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.