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What is the current processing time for I-526?

My I-526 was received by USCIS in September 2015 but I still have not heard anything from them. I come from Latin America. Should I be worried? What is the current processing time for I-526?

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is taking between 19.5 to 25 months to process an I-526. If your receipt date is before July 23, 2016, you can submit an “outside normal processing time” service request inquiry online.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your case appears to be outside the current processing times which are about 2 years on average. You should have your attorney make an inquiry about the status of your pending I-526.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your I-526 petition has exceeded the processing time. You or your attorney should contact USCIS and submit a service request. The current processing time is 19.5 Months to 25 Months. USCIS is processing the cases filed on or before July 18, 2016.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    As of right now, 19.5 to 25 months. They are processing cases from July 16, 2016, meaning you are outside of normal processing times and can begin to inquire with USCIS.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The current processing time is 20 months, down from 27 few months ago. According to USCIS, they are currently reviewing petitions received before July 16, 2016. Since your petition was submitted in 2015, your lawyer should definitely put in an inquiry and a request for expedite, stating that your case is 10 months beyond normal processing times.

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    Mitch Wexler

    Immigration Attorney
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    34 months is a long time. USCIS is currently posting an adjudication time range of 19.5 to 25 months. You could have, and should have, inquired long ago. We are seeing I-526 approvals anywhere from three to 24 months, with most taking about 18 to 20 months. Good luck.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should not necessarily be worried, as the times given by USCIS are averages. However, you are beyond the normal processing time and should consult with your investment immigration attorney who can follow up for you with USCIS.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your petition is outside the processing time frame. Contact your attorney immediately. You can also call USCIS, but your attorney should have some answers for you.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS currently is processing I-526 petitions filed in July 2016. Since your case is beyond the normal processing time, you or your attorney can send an email inquiry to the immigrant investor program office in Washington, D.C.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    19.5 to 25.2 months. Send them an email and/or contact USCIS customer service to inquire on status.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your case is past due and your attorney should file an inquiry. The published processing time is 19.5 months to 25 months, so this is past due.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, if you filed your EB-5 investor petition on Form I-526 in September 2015 and you have not heard anything, you should be concerned. Typically, these petitions could be approved more or less within a year. Depending upon the EB-5 project, it could be less or more, but not that long. The fact that you come from Latin America would not be relevant. You should follow up through your attorney or otherwise to determine what has happened with your petition.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    The current processing time is 20 months. However, if you have not received a decision to your September 2015 filing, there is a serious delay. You should contact your attorney immediately to follow up on your case.

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