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What happens if my I-829 extension expires?

I applied for EB-5 and got my conditional green card. Then I got an I-829 extension since my application was still pending with USCIS. Now my I-829 extension is about to expire too. What should I do at this point? Renew it again? How many times can one renew an I-829?

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will keep renewing your extension until they are able to adjudicate on your application.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    While your I-829 petition is pending with U.S. CIS, you continue to be a conditional permanent resident. You should obtain a new I-551 stamp in your passport at your local U.S. CIS office if your I-829 petition is pending and your prior I-551 stamp will expire. A new I-551 stamp is an evidence that you are a conditional permanent resident.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    As long as your I-829 is pending, your conditional green card will continue to be renewed.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Your EB-5 Immigration attorney will be able to advise you. The I-829 will continue to be pending until USCIS adjudicates the I-829. The I-829 extension can be extended until a final decision is made.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can go to the local office and get a stamp in your passport as many times as needed until your new permanent resident card comes or it is denied.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    You must obtain an extension stamp from your local USCIS district office. If your receipt will expire within the next 30 days, you should schedule an Infopass appointment online at: https://my.uscis.gov/appointment or if you have an urgent need to travel or to show proof of permanent residence for employment purposes, you can show up at your local USCIS district office right when it opens, usually 7am or 7:30am, and ask for a "walk-in" Infopass appointment based on the urgent need. They should be able to accommodate you. You should bring your expired or expiring I-829 receipt notice, your valid passport, and valid photo ID, such as a driver license or state ID with your current address (showing you live in the service area of the service office.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can renew your proof of conditional permanent residence as many times as you need to while the application to remove the condition is pending. The USCIS will grant 1 year extensions.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can renew it again. You can renew as long as I-829 remains pending.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your investment immigration attorney will be able to set up an appointment for you with USCIS and at that appointment, you will have your passport stamped with an additional extension of one year. Do not be concerned this is the new normal with EB-5 and USCIS.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should make an InfoPass appointment with your local USCIS field office and obtain an I-551 stamp in your valid foreign passport. You should be able to renew your I-551 while your I-829 is pending adjudication by USCIS.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    I am not clear what you mean by getting I-829 extension. If you mean that your conditional residency was extended for 1 year when you filed I-829 application and that is about to be expired, you may simply make an InfoPass appointment with the local USCIS office near you and ask for your passport to be stamped with I-551 Adit stamp. Your conditional residency is extended during the entire I-829 adjudication pending period. Given that it is taking USCIS more than 2 years to adjudicate I-829, I wish they would simply state on their receipt notice that the conditional residency is extended for 2 years instead of just 1 year. But, for now, you could get your passport stamped every year as long as the I-829 is pending.

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    Rebecca Singh

    Immigration Attorney
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    As your I-829 petition is still pending, you are able to renew the extension continuously, until a decision is made on your case. You can schedule an InfoPass appointment, and an officer will provide you with a temporary I-551 stamp. The stamp is valid until the date provided by the officer and evidences your conditional permanent residence.

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    Austin Kim

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should make an appointment with a local USCIS office and get an I-551 stamp on your passport. You need to bring your I-829 receipt notice and your passport. The stamp will be valid for 12 months and can get multiple stamps as long as your I-829 is pending.

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    Tomas Resendez

    Immigration Attorney
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    What I usually do is to schedule an InfoPass with your local USCIS office. If your I-829 is still pending, they might be able to give you another extension.

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