I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status
Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through a qualifying investment and want to remove the conditions on your residence.
12/08/21. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. Until then, you can continue using the 12/08/21 edition despite the expiration date. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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USCIS Dallas Lockbox
U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 650889
Dallas, TX 75265-0889
FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
Attn: I-829 (Box 650889)
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003
If we granted you or your dependents conditional permanent resident status on the basis of investment in a new commercial enterprise, you must file Form I-829 during the 90-day period immediately before your conditional residence expires. The expiration date on your Green Card is also the date of your second anniversary as a conditional permanent resident.
Visit our When to File Your Petition to Remove Conditions, page to determine the first day of your 90-day filing window. If you file your petition before that date, we may reject it.
If you do not apply to remove the conditions within the 90-day period , we will terminate your conditional permanent resident status and you will become removable from the United States. However, if your failure to file within that 90-day period was for good cause and due to extenuating circumstances, you may file your petition late with a written explanation and request that USCIS, in its discretion, excuse your late filing.
For further information, please review the Form I-829 instructions.
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 between 14 and 79 years of age who are included on the petition. 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. See the detailed fee table below.
You can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or 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 services 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.
Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
|Persons Removing Conditions on the Same Form
|Petitioner filing alone
|Petitioner + 1 person removing conditions
|Petitioner + 2 persons removing conditions
|Petitioner + 3 persons removing conditions
|Petitioner + 4 persons removing conditions
|Petitioner + 5 persons removing conditions
If more than five additional family members (spouse and/or children) are removing conditions with the petitioner on the same form, add a further $85 for each additional person.
Filing Tips for Form I-829, Petition by Investor 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)
Filing Tips: Review our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to ensure we will accept your form.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that we accepted your form at a USCIS Lockbox, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your form.