I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor
An investor pooling their investment with one or more qualified immigrants participating in the Regional Center Program uses this form to petition USCIS for status as an immigrant to the United States under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. A regional center investor may also use Form I-526E to report any amendments necessary to establish ongoing eligibility if the regional center, new commercial enterprise, or job-creating entity in which the investor has invested is terminated or debarred from participation in the Regional Center Program.
06/01/22. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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Please check our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor, page for information on where to mail your application. Petitions that are not submitted to the correct address may experience processing delays.
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Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
If you file Form I-526E on or after Oct. 1, 2022, an additional $1,000 is required by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. This additional amount does not apply to an amendment request.
A separate biometric services fee of $85 is also required for each petitioner submitting an initial I-526E petition. The biometric services fee is not required for petitions filing the I-526E to amend a previously filed petition.
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.