I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

Alert: USCIS is seeking to contact certain individuals who filed Form I-829 so we can schedule a time to collect biometrics information. Please read the following carefully to see if this notice applies to you.

Do you meet the following criteria (see Sections 11031-34 of Public Law 107–273)?

  • The Form I-829 petition was filed before Nov. 2, 2002;
  • The Form I-829 petition was based on a Form I-526 that was approved between Jan. 1, 1995 and Aug. 31, 1998; and
  • The Form I-829 petition remains pending with USCIS.

If so, please email USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov with subject line “Public Law 107-273 Form I-829 Petition.”

In your email to us, provide the following information:

  • Your legal name;
  • Your physical address;
  • Telephone number(s) where you can be reached; and
  • The receipt number of the Form I-829 that is pending with USCIS.

USCIS will use this information to contact you and schedule biometrics collection for your Form I-829 at a local Application Support Center.

Again, we need to contact you only if all three of the criteria listed at the top of this notice apply to you. If only one or two of the criteria apply, then we do not need to contact you.

Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through entrepreneurship and want to remove the conditions on your residence.

What This Form Can Help You Do

Forms and Document Downloads

Form Details

Edition Date

11/21/19. 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

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

Attn: I-829
P.O. Box 650889
Dallas, TX 75265-0889

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: I-829 (Box 650889)
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

Filing Tips for Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

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

  • Part 1 – Basis for Petition
  • Part 2 – Information About You
    • Family Name
    • Alien Registration Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Date of Admission as a Conditional Permanent Resident
    • Mailing Address
  • Part 3 – Information About Your Current or Former Conditional Permanent Resident Spouse
    • Date of Birth (if applying with you)
  • Part 4 – Information About Your Children
    • Date of Birth (if applying with you)

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

A biometric services fee of $85 is also required for the petitioners, as well as any current spouse, former conditional permanent resident spouse, or conditional permanent resident children that are included on the petition between 14 and 79 years of age. That means you must submit a separate biometric services fee of $85 for each conditional permanent resident who is applying with you to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status.

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. 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 e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-829 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your petition.

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