I-929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant

To request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant status.

Number of Pages

Form 7; Instructions 5

Edition Date

04/13/17. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 04/13/17 edition. You can also use the 12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions. 

Where to File

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

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

Filing Fee


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.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

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 alien beneficiary
  • Evidence of extreme hardship to you or your alien relative if they are not allowed to remain in or enter the United States
  • Evidence to establish that we should exercise discretion in favor of your alien relative

Special Instructions

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