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:
|Form||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.