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How can the approved I-829 of an EB-5 principal applicant accelerate the processing of the I-829s of dependents?

My family filed our I-829s separately because our conditional green cards were issued at different times. I am the principal application for our EB-5 application. My I-829 was approved yesterday, but my dependents’ I-829s are still pending. Do their conditional green cards automatically become permanent since mine has been approved? Will the approval of my I-829 help accelerate of their applications?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The I-829 petitions of your children will be adjudicated according to the date they filed.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    USCIS treats them all separately.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It should. You can ask them to please adjudicate the derivatives, but if they do not have the requisite period of conditional status, the green cards could be delayed.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    There are no guarantees that their application will be approved as well, but since the facts, USCIS will use in their case for their decision will be substantially the same as yours, chances are very high that theirs will also be approved. There is no way to accelerate the process, but it should not take too long.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, your approval of your 1-829 should give you confidence that your family members' applications will also be approved since they should be based on identical facts.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    No, their separately filed I-829s must also be approved. There is no option to expedite (or accelerate) the I-829 based on your approval, unfortunately.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is not automatic, but their approvals should follow shortly. If you haven't heard in 30 days, call USCIS to make sure they are linked up.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Generally, the issuance of a principal's I-829 application may aid the dependent(s). However, it will not necessarily result in automatic approval for the dependents' I-829.

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