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What should investors expect after submitting I-829?

I submitted my I-829 application and received a notice that my form I-829 was received. It said: "Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. We will prepare your case for officer review." My question is, what is the next step and how long it will take?

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    The next step is waiting until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services makes a decision on the I-829 petition. The current processing for an I-829 petition is approximately two years.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    After you submit your I-829, the next step will be an approval to remove the condition. Presently it is taking almost two years to get those cases approved. In the meantime, if you need to travel, you should request an appointment with the nearest USCIS office through the Infopass system so that they may stamp your passport extending your green card.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will receive a notice for fingerprinting. And then you wait.

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    Jan Pederson

    Immigration Attorney
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    The current processing times posted by USCIS are 30 to 39 months to adjudicate an I-829. After submitting the I-829, you may receive a request for evidence if USCIS believes you need more documents. Of course, I have not seen what was filed. You must demonstrate you invested the requisite amount and that 10 jobs were created during the conditional period or that they will be created within a finite period of time. You also did not say if you had a regional center or individual investment.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The current processing time for I-829 is 30 months. Your conditional green card status continues until its adjudication, and everything you were required to do understands that status is what you should continue doing.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS will process you for biometrics (fingerprints) by sending you a biometrics appointment notice. Your receipt notice extends your status for one year and you may work and travel with this notice and your valid foreign passport.

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    Hoang Tu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Once USCIS confirms your I829, you will have to wait for review period. It typically takes six months to a year for approval. You will need to submit proof of 10 job creations or retentions, depending on the investment.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will get a receipt valid for 18 months extending your PR status. You will be scheduled for fingerprints and then a long wait.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    The next step is to get comfortable, because current average processing times are nearly two years for I-829 cases. You conditional green card will remain valid with the proof of filing the I-829 for 18 months past the expiration date.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    After you file your application to remove conditions on Form I-829, as you say, you will receive a notice indicating receipt of same. There is absolutely nothing for you to do at this stage, but be patient. It can take many months before your application is adjudicated.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    I-829 adjudications are slow. Anticipate at least about two years. If you met the job and capital sustainment requirements, expect an approval. If not, you will get a request for more evidence, a notice of intention to deny or, if very poorly presented, possibly even a denial (but that is only for bad cases).

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Upon review, if there is no further request for evidence and your application looks approvable, you will receive a notice of action indicating you has been approved.

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