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How do I get the I-829 receipt notice for my EB-5 application?

I am an EB-5 investor. I have the biometrics notice (with stamp). I either did not receive the I-829 receipt notice or I lost it, and I need it for proof purposes. How do I get the I-829 receipt notice for my EB-5 application? Would it make a difference if I lost it versus it never being sent to me?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You or your attorney can email the Investor Program Office (IPO) and request the receipt notice: USCIS.immigrantinvestorprogram@uscis.dhs.gov. Or if you lost the receipt notice, you can schedule an InfoPass appointment at your local USCIS district office and request a temporary stamp in your passport as evidence of your conditional lawful permanent resident status.

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    J Bruce Weinman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can call customer service at 1-800-375-5283; they will tell you if something has been mailed to you. You will need the receipt number (it is on the biometrics notice). I am not sure what you mean, "you need it for proof purposes." As long as they mailed you one, you should be fine. If they did not, it could indicate that there is a problem, or it could have gotten lost in the mail. You can schedule an InfoPass at USCIS.gov and speak to an officer to make sure everything is on track.

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    Robert Lee

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can request another copy from the USCIS, just call 1-800-375-5283.

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    Oliver Huiyue Qiu

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is interesting you, as an investor, ask this question. Your attorney certainly can provide you his/her copy of the I-829 receipt. And the biometrics appointment would have given you the receipt number, which would have enabled you to find the case status online, utilizing the receipt number.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The retaining of an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney will be able to assist you. You can also contact the USCIS directly to speak to an information officer who will be able to assist you in obtaining a duplicate copy.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There are some issues with I-829 Receipt Notices. These are not always issued. If they are issued, they are usually only issued to the investor and not to family members. If family members wish to travel beyond the expiry of their permanent resident cards they will have to make an INFOPASS appointment and obtain I-551 stamps in their passports. Another common issue is that the receipt number on the I-829 Receipt Notice will not assist with tracking. Each applicant should use the receipt number on their own Biometric Appointment Notice in order to track their case. If you have not received an I-829 Receipt Notice, or have lost it, you should contact (or ask your attorney to contact) the Immigrant Investor Office who will usually send a duplicate.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Your attorney should have received a copy of the receipt notice or you could contact the USCIS customer service line, which can be found on your biometric notice, and ask for a duplicate copy.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You or your attorney can reach back out to USCIS. Your attorney should have received an attorney copy of the receipt notices as well.

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    Sara Wang

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is not much difference. You should contact your attorney and he or she should contact the USCIS for you to ask for a re-issuance of the notice.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    I would inquire by mail to obtain a copy of the I-829. No difference if lost or never sent.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    The bio has your receipt number.

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