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What is the estimated processing time for I-526 applications?

I filed my I-526 in early 2018. When can I expect to get a result from USCIS? It has been almost two years and I am still waiting. I have not gotten any notice from USCIS. Is this normal?

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    The processing time for an I-526 petition is 2-plus years.

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    Jan Pederson

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may expect an answer in 22 to 26 months from the date of filing. Sadly, your long wait is normal, unless you obtain an expedite.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS has increased its estimated processing times to up to nearly four years. Picking an established project with previously approved I-526 petitions may decrease that time for newer investors.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    To be honest, compared to other applicants who have filed their I-526 petition earlier than you and have still not gotten approval, or denial for that matter, you have not waited long enough. If you check out the USCIS website, they are posting current processing times for I-526 petitions of 28.5 months to 49.5 months. You have not reached even the lower part of that band. I would be patient at this point. If you are worried, you could ask your attorney to inquire, but frankly, I am not sure that you will get any more traction that way, either.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The processing time for an immigrant petition by alien entrepreneur (I-526) estimated time range: 28.5 months to 49.5 months. Check your case status.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS is posting that its current estimated processing time for I-526 petitions is 28.5 months to 49.5 months.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Generally, the processing times for I-526 petitions depends on the country of origin of each petitioner. For example, the processing time for a Chinese petitioner is different from, say, a Singapore petition. Thus, there is no rule of general applicability. With reference to your case, unless one knows your country of origin it will be difficult to predict when your processing time should have been in comparison with other petitioners from another country.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Don't be surprised if it takes three to four years based on current processing times. The good news is if you have a child closer to 21, it freezes his or her age longer.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is hard to speculate when your I-526 petition will be adjudicated, but it should be soon.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should have got a receipt. Anticipate about two years. Some take longer and some less.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
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    Based on today's processing times, you should receive an answer before end of this year.

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