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How long in advance can an EB-5 investor apply to extend his status with a pending I-829?

I recently submitted my I-829 application and got an I-797 receipt that extended my conditional status for 18 months. Since it takes a long time for an I-829 application to get processed, I might need to extend my status again. How long in advance do I need to start the renewal process of my status?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can file as early as six months prior to expiration.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Advisably, try to file at least 60 days prior to expiration.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    About 30 days before expiration you should call USCIS and set up an INFOPASS to get a stamp extending evidence of status.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are a conditional permanent resident while your I-829 petition is pending.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your status is not impacted by the receipt. This is merely proof of your pending application. You should apply at least 60 days before for temporary evidence of your permanent residence, especially if you plan to travel.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    A couple days before the expiration.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    This is generally done at your local USCIS field office via an InfoPass appointment. Usually, doing things like this can be done within 90 days of the expiration.

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