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This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning September 1, 2022, it will no longer accept a single, combined fee payment when an applicant or petitioner files EB-5 immigrant investor applications or petitions with related forms. If a petitioner or applicant submits a single, combined fee payment for the forms listed below, USCIS will reject the forms for improper fee payment and return the fee.

Specifically, USCIS will no longer accept combined payments when an immigrant investor files Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor, or Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor, together with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Form I-131, Application for Travel Document; or Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

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