How can I make the processing time for I-829 for my EB-5 direct investment faster?
I have completed 2 years in the U.S. and I have created 20 jobs in my business. The full time jobs have been given to U.S. citizens. If I apply for I-829 120 days prior to the day my conditional residency expires, how much time will it will take to get approved these days? What is the fastest way to get my green card?
You will still be a permanent resident while waiting. If too much time has passed after filing (like 18-24 months) without a decision, you may be able to file a writ of mandamus to compel the USCIS to decide.
You must submit the I-829 petition within 90 days, not 120 days, prior to the end of your conditional residence status. If you file too early, the USCIS will reject/return your I-829 petition. Once you timely file your I-829 petition, the USCIS will mail you a receipt notice extending your conditional residence for 18 months, work and travel authorized. Other than falling into one of USCIS'' very specific expedite criteria, see https://www.uscis.gov/forms/filing-guidance/how-to-make-an-expedite-request, there is no way to speed up the USCIS processing of your I-829 petition unless you file a mandamus lawsuit for unreasonable delay. Even that probably should not be tried until your I-829 petition has been pending for a couple of years.