I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur

Alert: On June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf, 20-cv-09263-JSC, vacated the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule. While USCIS considers this decision, we will accept petitions filed on the April 15, 2019, version of Form I-526, which is the only form that DHS updated as part of the vacated rule.

Alert: Statutory authorization for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program ended at midnight on June 30, 2021. This sunset in authorization does not affect EB-5 petitions filed by investors who are not seeking a visa under the Regional Center Program. Due to the sunset in authorization for the Regional Center Program, we will reject the following forms received on or after July 1, 2021:

Until further notice, we will hold (that is, not act on) any pending petition or application of these form types that is dependent on the lapsed statutory authority and was filed before the end of the statutory authorization. At the end of calendar year 2021, unless there is new legislation for regional centers, we will reevaluate whether to keep this hold in place. If we wrote to you about your petition or application on or before June 30, 2021, you should review our written correspondence and respond by the due date (as applicable). Although we cannot review your response right now, we will keep your response for review if circumstances change.

We will still accept and review Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, including those filed on or after July 1, 2021.

In addition, we will keep on hold (that is, not act on) any Form I-485 that is based on a Form I-526 for an approved regional center; the Form I-526 must have been filed before the end of the statutory authorization. At the end of calendar year 2021, unless there is new legislation for regional centers, we will reevaluate the hold. We will accept and adjudicate Forms I-765 and I-131 relating to these pending Forms I-485.

We will provide further guidance if circumstances change or further guidance becomes necessary.

 Use this form if you are an investor who wishes to immigrate to the United States.

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Form Details

Edition Date

04/15/19. We will also accept the 11/21/19 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.

Where to File

File your completed Form I-526 at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS
Attn: I-526
P.O. Box 660168
Dallas, TX 75266-0168

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: I-526 (Box 660168)
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

Filing Tips for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1. Information About You
    • Family Name
    • Mailing Address

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.

Filing Fee
$3,675.

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS lockbox facility, 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. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

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.

Special Instructions

E-Notification: If you want to receive an email and/or a text message that we have accepted your Form I-526 at a USCIS lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your application.

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