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How long does it normally take the USCIS to approve an I-526 petition?

How long does it typically take for I-526 petitions to be adjudicated by the USCIS?

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Unfortunately, nobody knows least of all USCIS. I''ve seen I-526 petitions approved in as little as two weeks and know that there are some petitions that have been sitting there at the California Service Center for far longer than a year.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    At present the average wait time for USCIS to respond to a I-526 petition is 8 months. If further evidence is required it can take another 3 months for a decision to be made.

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    Kate Kalmykov

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS processing times are fluid. At the May 2012 EB-5 stakeholders meeting, the Service noted that their target processing time for I-526 petitions is 4 months. However, it is currently taking 6-8 months to received a decision and it is unclear when processing times will decrease.

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    David Hirson

    Immigration Attorney
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    Answer: 8 months. They are aiming at 3 months. Some cases do get adjudicated earlier than three months. There is no knowing and it is never certain how long cases take.

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