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EB-5 Processing Times

The processing times of forms I-526, I-485 and I-829 vary based on the workload of different USCIS service centers across the U.S. and other case-specific factors. Although USCIS updates its website with the estimated case processing times for each form, EB-5 investors can sometimes experience processing times outside the estimated windows. Other factors can also impact the adjudication timeline of an EB-5 case, including the country of chargeability of the principal applicants, the complexity of the evidence for sources of funds the applicant provides, or if the regional center project has received an exemplar approval. When EB-5 investors located outside the U.S. receive approvals on their I-526 petitions, they need to file the form DS-260 and schedule visa interviews at the U.S. consulates in their home countries, which can incur longer processing times.