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How can the new processing policy of I-526 accelerate the adjudication of my case?

My I-526 petition was filed in December 2018. I am an Egyptian national. How could the new I-526 processing policy help my case get approved faster?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, since Egypt is not a backlogged country, USCIS is stating that it will be able to speed up processing for non-backlogged countries.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Assuming USCIS implements the policy as stated, your case would be placed in the queue before those filed by Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese nationals.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Since there is a shorter or no backlog for Egypt, it likely would get a slower, and not faster adjudication.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    That seems to be the intent. But we do not know by how much.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, it should speed processing by USCIS as their new policy is to adjudicate applications for individuals like you whose visa availability is current.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    It should speed up the processing of your case.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS will prioritize adjudication for I-526 petitions with current priority dates. This means that I-526 petitions filed by Chinese, Indians, and Vietnamese likely will not be adjudicated as quickly as petitions filed by EB-5 investors born in other countries, like Egypt. There is no indication as of yet how this will affect I-526 processing times, but it does seem like some I-526 processing will be accelerated as compared with previous processing times.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    It may not necessarily have any effect on your case. For Egyptian nationals, a visa is available and current upon approval of their I-526. Thus, the only issue for you really is how soon can your I-526 be approved. If you need better source information, check the Visa Bulletin issued on a monthly basis by the U.S. Department of State.

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    In theory, yes. However, my understanding is that it is yet to be implemented.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Because it is no longer first in and first out, persons from countries with no EB-5 backlog will be decided first.

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