I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise
A designated regional center uses this form to request approval of each particular investment offering through an associated new commercial enterprise.
03/15/23. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 660168
Dallas, TX 75266-0168
FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
Attn: I-956F (Box 660168)
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003
You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. Or you may 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.
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Form I-956F is a new form that can only be filed by an approved regional center. INA 203(b)(5)(F)(i) states that a “regional center shall file an application with the Secretary of Homeland Security for each particular investment offering through an associated new commercial enterprise before any alien files a petition for classification under this paragraph by reason of investment in that offering.” INA 204(a)(1)(H)(i) states that an investor “may file a petition with the Secretary after a regional center has filed an application for approval of an investment under section 203(b)(5)(F).”
Each person involved with a new commercial enterprise and affiliated job-creating entity must complete and submit Form I-956H, Bona Fides of Persons Involved with Regional Center Program, and pay the required biometrics services fee. Please review the Form I-956F Instructions for more information.