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Why is my I-526 case taking much longer to be processed than cases with the same project?

I have waited three years for my I-526 to be processed. I know that USCIS states that it currently takes 32 to 49 months to process an I-526, but the majority of investors who invested in the same project as I did have received their approval. This worries me. Is there anything I can do at this point?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It appears while most cases are taking about two years, some are taking longer. It seems that other than a mandamus action, there may not be much one can do about the slowdown in adjudications.

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    Jason Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Some officers work faster than others. Unfortunately, it sounds like your case got assigned to one of the officers who are a bit slower or happen to have cases that require more time to process.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you are still within the processing time, then there is nothing you can do. USCIS seems to group I-526s for the same project, but there is really no way of knowing what they do with every individual case.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Try to reach out to your congressperson, but start with the regional center to see if they have ideas. It could be that you have a slower case officer or your source o funds is more complicated.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    USCIS is notorious for these delays. I would not worry that this reflects on the ultimate approval of your I-526. I would recommend that you consult with your investment immigration attorney.

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