EB-5 Statistics 6/16/2010

The following statistics related to the EB-5 program were reported by USCIS at the EB-5 stakeholder meeting on 6/16/2010:

  • There are currently 94 approved Regional Centers (RCs), operating in 34 states, inclusive of the District of Columbia and Guam.
  • Approximately 90-95% of the individual Form I-526 petitions filed each year are filed by Alien Investors who are investing in RC-affiliated commercial enterprises.
  • There are approximately 65 RC Proposals pending with USCIS.

Statistics for EB-5 visas reflect the increasing popularity of the program, and a relatively high rate of approval.

Individual EB-5 Petition Statistics Oct – May FY 2010
Receipts Approvals Denials
Form I-526 Petition 1,100 955 113
Form I-829 Petition 438 188 33
Individual EB-5 Petition Statistics FY 2009
Receipts Approvals Denials
Form I-526 Petition 1,028 966 163
Form I-829 Petition 437 335 55
EB-5 Visa Usage
Fiscal Year Total EB-5 Visas Issued
FY10 (Oct-May) 1,494 (32% I-485, 68% DS-230)
FY09 4,218 (24% I-485, 76% DS-230)
FY08 1,360
FY07 806
FY06 774

About Suzanne (www.lucidtext.com)
Suzanne Lazicki is a business plan writer, EB-5 expert, and founder of Lucid Professional Writing.

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