I-929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant
Use this form to request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant status.
08/31/21. 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.
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USCIS Vermont Service Center
38 River Rd.
Essex Junction, VT 05479-0001
You may 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 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.
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. Because of this, you must pay each filing fee separately for any form you submit. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-929. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.
If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.
Did you provide the following?
- Evidence of your lawful permanent resident status, evidence that you have a pending Form I-485 based on your status as a U-1 nonimmigrant, or evidence that you are concurrently filing Form I-485 based on your status as a U-1 nonimmigrant;
- Evidence of your relationship to the noncitizen beneficiary;
- Evidence of extreme hardship to you or your noncitizen relative if they are not allowed to remain in or enter the United States; and
- Evidence to establish that we should exercise discretion in favor of your noncitizen relative.
Filing Tips: Go to our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your application.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.