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EB-5 Processing Times Lengthen Once Again

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released updated average processing time information for EB-5 petitions through February 29th.

Processing times have increased to an average of 16.6 months for I-526 petitions, 17.5 months for I-829 petitions, and 9.3 months for I-924 petitions. Average processing times for EB-5 petitions have continued to rise steadily.

DateI-526I-829I-924
11/30/201515.515.77.9
1/31/201616.316.99
2/29/201616.617.59.3

EB-5 program growth has consistently outpaced the adjudication capacity of the USCIS. The Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO), which adjudicates EB-5 petitions, now faces a backlog of more than 21,000 I-526 petitions pending adjudication. As a result, processing times are only expected to increase further.

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2019-10-04T20:52:31-07:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, EB-5|Tags: , , , , |