Form I-526

Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur

Processing Statistics

For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States

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Visa Official Name: Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur
Visa Filing Types:
  • For use by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
Immigrant Investor Program Office [IPO]
133CN
71 Months - 83 Months
November 25, 2014
China - mainland born - For use by an investor who wishes to immigrate to the United States
Statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expired at midnight on June 30, 2021. For information regarding Form I-526 petition processing, and the impact of the lapse in statutory authorization, see our EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program page (https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/eb-5-immigrant-investor-program).
Immigrant Investor Program Office [IPO]
133ROW
37 Months - 56.5 Months
February 10, 2017
All other areas - For use by an investor who wishes to immigrate to the United States
Statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expired at midnight on June 30, 2021. For information regarding Form I-526 petition processing, and the impact of the lapse in statutory authorization, see our EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program page.

Determine your service center using the first 3 characters of your receipt number. If your receipt date is before the "Service Request Date" listed for your service center and form type, you can submit a service request due to “outside normal processing time” here.
Last Update: October 07, 2021

Historical Average Processing Times
201320142015201620172018201920202021
- days11.6 mo13.9 mo15.9 mo18.8 mo22.2 mo19.8 mo14.2 mo- days
Form I-526 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Petitions by Entrepreneurs [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Petitions by Entrepreneurs (Form I-526)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Petitions by Entrepreneurs [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Petitions by Entrepreneurs (Form I-526)

Fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the reporting period. Data sources include USCIS, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool (PRT), USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) and C3 Consolidated


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