FY12 Q1 EB-5 Statistics

USCIS has released new statistics as part of the presentation for the 1/23 EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting. This data shows us that USCIS has generally liked what it’s seen in I-526 and especially I-829 filings, and has found a lot not to like in recent Regional Center applications and amendments.

Form I-924 (& Pre-I-924) Regional Center Initial Applications

Fiscal Year or Quarter 

Receipts

Approvals

Denials

FY12 Q1

41

14

22

FY11

192

80

51

FY10

110

36

30

  • Note: There are currently 194 approved Regional Centers (RCs), operating in 40 states, including the District of Columbia and Guam. A complete list of approved RCs is also available online at http://www.uscis.gov/eb-5centers

Form I-924 (& Pre-I-924) Regional Center Amendment Requests

Fiscal Year or Quarter 

Receipts

Approvals

Denials

FY12 Q1

17

4

3

FY11

86

43

7

FY10

42

42

11

Form I-526 Petition Final Actions

Fiscal Year and/or Quarter

Form I-526 Approvals

Final Action %

Form I-526 Denials

Final Action %

FY12 Q1

1,076

83%

222

17%

FY11

1,563

81%

371

19%

FY10

1,369

89%

165

11%

FY09

1,262

86%

207

14%

FY08

640

84%

120

16%

FY07

473

76%

148

24%

FY06

336

73%

124

27%

FY05

179

53%

156

47%

  • Note: Approximately 92% of the individual Form I-526 petitions filed each year are filed by Investors who are investing in RC-affiliated commercial enterprises.

Form I-829 Petition Final Actions

Fiscal Year and/or Quarter

Form I-829 Approvals

Final Action %

Form I-829 Denials

Final Action %

FY12 Q1

144

93%

11

7%

FY11

1,067

96%

46

4%

FY10

274

83%

56

17%

FY09

347

86%

56

14%

FY08

159

70%

68

30%

FY07

111

69%

49

31%

FY06

106

64%

59

36%

FY05

184

62%

112

38%

EB-5 Visa Usage

Fiscal Year 

Total EB-5 Visas Issued 

FY12 YTD*

2,364

FY11

3,463

FY10

1,885

FY09

4,218

FY08

1,360

FY07

806

FY06

744

FY05

158

*Estimate of FY12 Visas Issued YTD, reported by the Department of State as of 01/17/2012.

  • Note: This includes visas issued to the investor and dependents. Historically an average of 2.5 visas are issued per principle applicant.

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

8 Responses to FY12 Q1 EB-5 Statistics

  1. Jonathan says:

    Thanks very much for the interesting statistics. Looks like 2012 could be a big year for EB5s.

    Do you have any updated information regarding I-526 processing times. USCIS haven’t updated their site since sept 30th and is still showing 8 months. Just wondering if anyone has any real world time schedules.

  2. jonathan says:

    Thanks Suzanne.

    Thats pretty strange. My attempts still show 30 september as does my wires on another machine.
    I can’t open your link but this is the one i use.
    https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard/ProcTimes.do

  3. Jonathan says:

    Thanks Suzanne.
    Although that page was updated 15 nov it is as of 30th September 2011.
    Hopefully we will get a more accurate picture shortly.

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