Q1 2015 EB-5 processing statistics

Newly-released processing time information for the Investor Program Office shows slight increases over the previous quarter to average processing times for all EB-5 petitions and applications.
Data Source: USCIS Processing Time Information

The big story behind these numbers comes in the statistics on processing volume for the end of 2014 (USCIS’s Q1 2015), which shows a number of surprising trends: 1) the first fall I can remember in the number of I-526 petitions received; 2) a sizable increase in the number of I-526 petitions processed; 3) a near stand-still in I-829 adjudication. The California Service Center got 690 I-829 petitions out the door in the previous quarter, before the hand-off to IPO, and IPO has processed only 69 I-829s since taking over the task. I hope that future processing reports will show IPO getting up to speed with I-829 and able to handle the growing backlog of petitions (3,080 of them as of 12/31/2014).
Data Source: USCIS Immigration and Citizenship Data

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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