On February 11, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' Immigrant Investor Program Office released an updated EB5 processing time report [PDF version]. It includes a chart that shows the timeframe, measured in months, “representing the average processing time” as of December 31, 2015, for the Form I-526, Form I-829, and Form I-924. The average processing times provides those who have pending EB5 form an idea of when they can expect the Form I-526, Form I-829, or Form I-924 to be fully processed. However, the Immigrant Investor Program Office notes that some cases may take longer to process.
Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office as of: December 31, 2015
|Form||Title||Classification or Basis for Filing:||Processing Timeframe:|
|I-526||Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur||For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States||16 Month(s)|
|I-829||Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions||Removal of lawful permanent resident conditions (immigrant investors)||16.2 Month(s)|
|I-924||Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program||I924 — Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program||8.5 Month(s)|