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What is the processing time for an EB-5 case converted from an E-2 business?

What is the current processing time for an EB-5 case that is converted from an E-2 business? I am a Canadian citizen and was born in India.

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Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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The initial petition takes about two years and presently India is not backlogged, but we expect it will be soon. My guess is at least five years but no one knows because there are too many variables.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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USCIS does not separate out the different styles of EB-5 (RC versus non-RC), so all we have to work with is the posted processing times, which is still around four years. Being born in India, you have to look at green card availability after the I-526 petition is approved, but the I-526 petition itself will not be affected by you nationality.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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It is the same as any other EB-5 case that has a current priority date, which is currently at 37-73.5 months just for the I-526 stage.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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The government is taking 31 months to approve EB-5 cases. You will come under the annual quotas for or EB-5 persons born in India. But right now the quotas from India for EB-5 are current.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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A business conversion from E-2 to EB-5 has no impact on the processing time. This case would be processed as all other direct cases.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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I-526 processing is not affected by the E-2. You can find USCIS processing times at: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/. Also, the Visa Bulletin provides information regarding immigrant visa number availability and cut-off dates, if any, for all immigrant preference categories based on country of chargeability (country of birth).

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