Filing the I-829 Form is one of the final steps of the EB5 visa process and the route to becoming a permanent resident, with the possibility of becoming a US citizen. The form is a petition the investor files to remove conditions on permanent resident status. When filing for a visa through an EB5 regional center, you may potentially have conditional residency until your I-829 petition is approved. The approval can give you a permanent green card, and you can then apply for US citizenship after five years.
Houston EB5 can help you through all phases.
3 Ways Houston EB5 Can Help With I-829
Houston EB5 is a certified EB5 regional center recognized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). We focus on forms I-526 and I-829 approvals and have helped thousands of investors. You can file your I-829 petition as early as 90 days before your two-year conditional period ends. Our team can help you in various ways, like meeting I-829 requirements and filing on time. Your stay can be extended during the I-829 petition application. Here are three ways Houston EB5 can help:
1. Satisfying Petition Requirements
EB5 investors filing the I-829 petition must show that they have fulfilled the EB5 visa requirements on the conditional permanent resident card. You may also need proof of the commercial enterprise, capital investment, and other conditions. Houston EB5 specializes in this process, so we can help you find the documentation you need to help you enjoy a smooth I-829 petition process. Here are some components you should be aware of:
- Green Card: Photocopy of permanent resident cards for investors and family members.
- Commercial Enterprise: Federal tax returns proving the existence of your commercial enterprise.
- Capital Investment: Bank slips, audited financial statements, and other evidence to prove the commercial enterprise received investor funds.
- Enterprise Longevity: Payroll records, tax documents, contracts, and licenses to prove the commercial enterprise has existed for at least two years.
- Minimum Employees: Payroll records and relevant tax documents proving the commercial enterprise has at least ten employees as required.
- Applicant Biometrics: You must attend an approved USCIS biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, photographs, and signatures.
- Criminal History: Law enforcement statements, arrest, sentencing and probation/parole records, and court documents relating to your criminal history.
Houston EB5 can help you review the I-829 requirements to avoid filing an incomplete petition. We’re available for professional insights and assistance with filing and document processing. Our EB5 regional center has facilitated more than 1,400 EB5 visas and knows all the documents and fields to complete for a successful application. We’ll help you review the petition and determine loose ends to tie up before filing the I-829 Form.
2. File the I-829 Petition
Filing the I-829 petition can be much easier if you work with leading experts. We specialize in all stages of the EB5 visa application, especially I-829 approvals. When you work with us, you are leaving this process to qualified immigration attorneys experienced in EB5 matters. The application is sent to a designated service center and involves various fees, including biometric charges.
I-829 petition processing can take years. Even small errors can cause holdups. Houston EB5 specializes in helping immigrants prevent mistakes throughout this process. Our EB5 immigration attorneys can help you complete all fields correctly and prepare for the post-processing in-office interview with the USCIS.
While many people filing the I-829 petition are usually in the US, you can complete the process from anywhere. Our team can help you process the necessary documents and gather the evidence to go along with the application. If your conditional residency status is nearing its end, contact Houston EB5 as soon as possible. We’ll work hard to initiate the application and help you apply for an extended stay while you await the final decision.
3. Keep Up With Updates
Processing the I-536 and I-829 forms can take several months. During the long wait, you must abide by all requirements and maintain a clean track record. You should also keep tabs on emerging developments, including all notices from the USCIS.
Houston EB5 can help you stay updated about the regional center and general developments relating to EB5 visas. You can visit the USCIS website and the I-829 page for the latest notices and requirements.
An easier solution can be to work with Houston EB5. We help you process the EB5 visa and stay updated on your application. A beneficiary of the EB5 program founded our company, so we know what it takes to achieve successful applications. Keeping tabs on the latest news and notices can help you optimize your schedule. Houston EB5 can help you meet deadlines and all application guidelines.
We can let you know the dates for biometric appointments, application deadlines, fee payments, and other aspects. Our goal is to follow the law and help immigrants become lawful US citizens via the EB5 route. We have immigration experts and attorneys equipped with the latest information and directives. Houston EB5 is ready to update you and keep you on the right path to US citizenship.
EB5 Regional Center In Texas
Houston EB5 is a certified EB5 regional center in Texas. We’re USCIS certified and work diligently to provide success for clients looking for I-526 and I-829 approvals. Our team has helped more than a thousand clients get green cards. Call 281-545-7943 to speak to our expert consultants for more about EB5 visas.