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What is the I-130 application used for in the EB-5 process?

What is the I-130 application used for in the EB-5 process? How long does I-130 application approval take?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The I-130 is not used in the EB-5 process. The I-130 is the petition is used by U.S. citizen relatives or permanent resident relatives to request immigrant status for a family member. The I-526 petition is an investor petition.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    The I-130 is for spouses or family member petitions, and is not really relevant to the EB-5 process. It can be used once an EB-5 investor obtains permanent residency to petition for family members.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The I-130 is a Petition for Alien Relative. Its use in EB-5 would be in regard to your immediate relative coming with you. It usually filed in conjunction with the I-485 petition for permanent residence (green card).

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The I-130 is used to sponsor family members and is not used in the EB-5 process, which is an employment-based immigration. The I-130 takes 6-9 months of processing times at USCIS, but there are different categories of the family-based visas and the visa availability varies greatly.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is only for family, not for EB-5.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    The I-130 application is not for EB-5, it is for a family case. Your derivatives process at the second stage of the I-526.

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