USCIS ALLOWS ADDITIONAL 30 DAYS FOR COMMENTS ON REVISIONS TO FORM I-829
On April 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allowed an additional 30 days for public comments on the Petition by Investor To Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. According to DHS, “Form I-829 is for immigrant investors to petition to remove the conditions on their, and certain dependents’, permanent resident status which they obtained based on investment in a new commercial enterprise.” As of now, petitioners must submit Form I-829 within the 90-day period immediately preceding the second anniversary of obtaining conditional permanent resident status. If the petition is accepted before one’s conditional permanent resident status is terminated, then conditional permanent resident status will automatically be extended for 18 months. Accepted petitioners will receive a filing receipt that they should carry with their Permanent Resident Card. USCIS posted the original Information Collection Notice on December 27, 2022, and allowed for a 60-day public comment period. In that time, only two comments were submitted. The final day to submit written comments or suggestions on this petition is May 5, 2023. According to the Federal Register, written comments should address one or more of the following points:
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
enhancing the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
minimizing the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
All submissions will be posted publicly, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal and will include any personal information provided. Commenters may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that they provide. To leave a written comment, please click here. Source