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How long does it take now to process an expedited EB-5 case?

I participated in the EB-5 regional center program through the expedited approval process. It has been six months and my case is still pending. Is this waiting time normal for an expedited case? Has there been any changes to the expedited adjudication procedure since the new EB-5 criteria took effect on Nov. 21?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is no change in the existing expedited process since November 21, even though there may be slower response time.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Expedited processing is a discretionary thing. It is not the same as premium processing, which is guaranteed in 15 days (and not available for EB-5). Some of these expedited cases have taken three months, others about a year.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Expedited cases are usually approved within six months. You may want to check with the regional center to find out when the last expedite was approved.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    To my knowledge, there is only one regional center approved for expedite and they advise it is about six months currently for their I-526 approvals.

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