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?
The I-829 petitions of your children will be adjudicated according to the date they filed.
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.
USCIS treats them all separately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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