Earlier this month, USCIS released updated processing times for EB-5 related petitions. The following chart provides the average processing times for cases being adjudicated by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) as of October 31, 2014:
|Processing Timeframe as of December 11, 2014
Based on previously released processing time data issued in July 2014, the current processing time for all three petitions has unfortunately increased. During the December 5, 2014 EB-5 Public Engagement, Nicholas Colucci, Chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office, explained the IPO’s operational plan for FY 2015 includes streamlining I-526 petition adjudications on a first-in first-out basis.
USCIS reminds I-526 applicants that tools are available for checking the status of a filing online at www.uscis.gov or through an email to USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov for cases which are pending beyond the above referenced processing times.