EB5 Form Processing Times as of December 31, 2015

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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.

EB5 Form Processing Times

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)