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Is there a way to check the processing progress of I-526 applications?

I understand that the State Department publishes a visa bulletin every month to show the progress of visa issuance. Is there a similar chart for investors to check where their I-526 applications are and when they can expect the I-526s to be approved?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can check the current processing times for I-526 on USCIS website (www.uscis.gov).

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    Jimena G Cabrera

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is a tool available at uscis.gov called Check Processing Times. This tool will let you know the time range of how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date they received it.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is no chart, but USCIS publishes its processing times for all petitions/applications at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    The Visa Bulletin is the best source for learning and understanding processing times after the I-526 has been approved and forwarded to the National Visa Center. However, you can obtain relevant information on processing times while the I-526 is pending with the USCIS by checking its status online resource using the number on your Notice of Action, I-797.

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    Ting Geng

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can check your I-526 petition status by putting in your case number at Check Case Status on the official website of USCIS (https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do). You can get the I-526 normal processing time by clicking Check Case Processing Times at the official website (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/). The current normal processing time for the I-526 petition is 32.5 to 49.5 months. Therefore, an I-526 petition will be considered out of normal processing time if it was filed over 49.5 months ago.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Under USCIS case processing times, they indicate how many months the cases are taking and what month they are working on based on the month of your filing.

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    Blake Harrison

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS provides estimated processing times for Form I-526 filings on its website.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS publishes a chart showing the time which it takes on average to process cases (https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/) and this gives one some idea of the time when one can actually do an inquiry. Presently is shows 32.5 months to 49.5 months but we get most of our cases in about 2 years.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes there is. The USCIS web site (www.usics.gov) has a few tools for case tracking (located under the Tools tab), including creating a USCIS account, case status online, and case processing times.

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