Processing Data

This page provides a home for the latest EB-5 form processing updates otherwise discussed in blog posts. I include charts summarizing the official performance data from quarterly reports on the USCIS Immigration & Citizenship Data page, and a few supplementary charts with more timely and granular USCIS data leaked unofficially.


  • Page last updated May 16, 2023
  • Officially-reported USCIS data as of FY2023 Q1 (October to December 2022 from the All Forms report and I-485 report)
  • Inside intel on unofficially-obtained USCIS data through April 31, 2023

Data table of most recent Official USCIS Report

October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022
FormDescriptionReceivedApprovedDeniedTotal CompletedPending  at period endProcessing Time (months)
I-526 and I-526EImmigrant Petition by Alien Investor55627320748013,23247.5
I-829Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status813072933610,90646.5
I-956Application for Regional  Center Designationnot reported
I-956FApplication for Approval of Investment in a Commercial Enterprisenot reported     
I-956GRegional Center Annual Statement not reported     
I-526/I-526E Receipts since the Reform and Integrity Act passed and changed EB-5 visa availability
Filing DateQuarterly I-526/I-526E ReceiptsCumulative receipts since April 2022Estimated cumulative visa demand associated with I-526 receipts (=cumulative receipts * 2.5)
Apr 22-June 22323280
July 22 – Sept 22188220550
Oct 22 – Dec 225567761,940
Jan 23 – Mar 23980+2,500


16 Responses to Processing Data

  1. VP says:

    PD Dec 18-26 2018 approvals are coming though in Dec 2022

  2. Mahmood says:

    I am so grateful to you for providing data and insight about I-829 approved and pending cases. I hope my turn comes soon as I have been waiting for this for 3 years.

    • Daniel says:

      Is there any source of data to find out waiting times for visa interviews at different embassies/consulates?

      Anybody with experience of average waiting times for the consulate in Hong Kong?

  3. Thao says:

    Suzanne, do you know what steps are involved in “project review” after i829 is filed?

  4. Ahmet says:

    Hi, we received a notification from USCIS that extends the validity of our I-551 Forms (Green Card) for 48 months from its expiration date. I believe this is to reduce the traffic to USCIS for Infopass appointments. I am not sure if it’s only for I-829 or applied to other processing types. We are 29 months in our I-829 processing time.

    • RATHIN GROVER says:

      Hi I applied for my eb5 through Related / Hudson Yards. I hear they are not accepting any new investors. Is my 829 application safe even though they are not accepting new investors?

  5. Rahul says:

    Hello All,
    Received my I-526 Approval for Priority Date: Feb 08, 2019.

  6. kg says:

    Does anybody know why the I-526 processing time listed on is shorter for “India” than for “All other areas”?

  7. Andy says:

    Anyone here have applied N400 while I829 is still pending?

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