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How long does it take an India-born EB-5 investor to get a green card?

I am an India-born F-1 student in the U.S. who filed Form I-526 in May 2019. Given the new I-526 processing procedures of USCIS, what is a more accurate estimate of total wait time for me to get a green card?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The waiting period for I-526 hovers between two and three years. As to when you can file I-485, it is better to consult the Visa Bulletin to get an idea if the Indian nationals are facing retrogression or not. but expect at least a minimum of an additional two years.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Actually obtaining the green card should not be affected. Your I-526 approval matters not if there is no green card available. Your priority date was established on filing the I-526. In fact, this may actually be a good thing: time spent waiting for I-526 approval does not count against a child turning 21, but the time spent waiting for green card availability does.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Did you ask your own lawyer?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    On Oct. 29, 2019, the State Department guesstimated that the Indian EB-5 wait line is about 6.7 years. Yours should be about 5 to 6 years but there are too many variables to be precise or actually know

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