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What is the EB-5 processing timeline for an immigrant’s dependents?

I am an EB-5 applicant’s dependent. I passed my consular processing interview and was issued an immigrant visa. We now have been living in the United States for more than six months. My parents already received their green cards months ago, but I still have not received mine. Will there be issues with my immigrant status if I do not physically receive my green card? Are EB-5 visas for an immigrant investor’s family all processed at the same time as each other? What is the EB-5 visa processing timeline for an immigrant investor’s dependents?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is not difference for processing times for the principal (petitioner) and derivative beneficiaries. Your green card may have been lost in the mail. You may call USCIS customer service or make INFOPASS appointment to your local field office to inquire. Your attorney should be able to assist you with the inquiry.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You or your attorney should call USCIS to find out why you have not received the card.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Whether you are dependent/derivative or the main petitioner/investor does not make any difference in getting the cards. If your parents already received theirs, you should have gotten yours also. Sometimes the postal service loses mail, so have your attorney contact USCIS to reissue the card for you.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would do an INFOPASS to investigate what happened to your card.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Did you go through the consular processing together with your parents and enter the United States with the EB-5 visa on the same date? Make sure that you paid your USCIS immigrant fee. The green card is supposed to be mailed to you within 45 days after you enter the United States with your EB-5 visa. If not, it might be lost in the mail and you can ask for a replacement.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no separate processing timeline for an immigrant investor''s dependents. You should have received your card in the mail at the same time as your parents. You should make an INFOPASS appointment at a USCIS district office near your residence to check on the status of the card issuance. If it was lost in the mail, then you can file for a replacement card. In either case, you are still in lawful/valid status irrespective of the card issuance.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is something wrong if you have not received your green card after immigrating to the United States more than six months ago. Did you pay the $165 immigrant processing fee? This is one of the most common reasons why immigrants do not receive their green cards. You or your attorney should call the USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC) 1-800 number to inquire about your green card. Another possibility is that the USPS was not able to deliver your green card through the mail and it has been returned to the USCIS. You must notify the USCIS and track the green card with the postal service. If it was returned to the USCIS, they can resend it to you. If it is lost, then you must apply for a new/replacement card on Form I-90. If you can get a letter of non-delivery from your post office, you may be able to avoid paying the filing fee for the I-90 form.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, the goal is to process all of the green cards at once. As a dependent, there may be some delay, but several months seems too long. Continued follow-up inquiries with the National Visa Center and/or USCIS may be made.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    With the assistance of an experienced EB-5 attorney you will be able to make inquiries as to why there is a hold up in receiving your green card. You and the other family members should have received the cards at the same time.

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    Robert Baizer

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The cards should have all been processed together, assuming you came in at the same time. You can file a USCIS form I-90 to request that a card be issued.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you were issued an immigrant visa, you are a permanent resident with or without the green card. There is no difference in the processing time for the physical green card.

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    Kyle Barella

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally the green cards should arrive all together. However, sometimes others are processed sooner. Since it has already been six months from when you landed in the United States, I would recommend speaking with an immigration attorney ensure you receive your card in a timely manner.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would send an inquiry to the National Visa Center in New Hampshire.

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