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)
Lucid Professional Writing provides writing and editing services for businesses and scholars, and specializes in assisting clients to prepare business plans for filing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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