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

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

Number of Pages

Form 11; instructions 14.

Edition Date

04/21/17. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS
P.O. Box 650889
Dallas, TX 75265-0889

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: I-829
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

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

$3,750. 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.

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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