USCIS to Require Separate Fee Payments for EB-5 Applications & Petitions

Beginning September 1, 2022, applicants filing Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor, or Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investortogether with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust StatusForm 131, Application for Travel Document, or Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, will no longer be able to submit a single, combined fee payment. Petitioners may combine the fee payment for Forms I-485, I-131, and I-765, but they must send a separate payment for Form I-526 or I-526E.

USCIS will reject forms submitted with combined fee payments and return the fee.

Erickson Insights

As USCIS continues to transition to electronic processing, they are using multiple systems to receipt and process various types of immigration benefit requests. In the announcement, USCIS said, “we believe that the advantages of electronic processing to both the agency and to the public outweigh the impact of submitting individual fee payments.”

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