Data Report: EB-5 Processing Times Monthly Update for June 2021

Using data from USCIS, IIUSA’s latest EB-5 processing time report (full report here) illustrates the updates of EB-5 wait times for adjudicating I-526 petitions, I-829 petitions and I-924 applications in June 2021.

With the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the Program) currently set to expire after June 30th, it’s unclear how the I-526, I-829 and I-924 processing times will be updated in July and moving forward. Based on USCIS’ latest guidance, the agency will reject all regional center affiliated I-526 petitions and I-924 applications that are filed on or after July 1st, 2021, and put pending regional center affiliated I-526 and I-924 cases on hold for an undetermined length of time. However, IPO will continue accepting and adjudicating pending I-829 cases after July 1st.


The following processing times for Form I-526, Form I-829 and Form I-924 are reported as a range between the low end (representing the time it takes to complete 50% of cases) and the high end (indicating the time to complete 93% of cases).

As of the end of June 2021:

Form I-526 processing time: 31 – 49.5 months (excluding petitioners from mainland China).

  • Approximately half of the I-526 petitions filed by an investor not from mainland China were processed within 31 months; while the vast majority of the cases were adjudicated within 49.5 months. 
  • The I‐526 processing time for petitioners from a non‐backlogged country did not change at all during June 2021.  

Form I-526 processing time: 65 – 83.5 months for petitioners from mainland China.

  • Under IPO’s new approach to process I-526 cases that is based on visa availability, the average I-526 processing times for Chinese investors started to decline in June with the opening of the U.S. Consulate Office in Guangzhou, China. 
  • The low end of the processing time for Chinese I-526 petitioners was down from 69 months to 65 months in June; while the high end also decreased from 88 months to 83.5 months.

Form I-829 processing time: 40.5 – 60.5 months.

  • 50% of the I-829 cases were processed within 40.5 months and the vast majority of I-829 adjudications were completed within 60.5 months.  
  • After experiencing an irregular surge in March and April, the I‐829 processing times presented little change in June.

Form I-924 processing time: 20 – 32 months.

  • The regular processing time for Form I-924 applications, including an initial designation or an amendment to a Regional Center, was between 20 and 32 months. 
  • During June 2021, the low end of the I‐924 processing time remained around 20 months while the high end dropped significantly from 67 months to 32 months.


All EB-5 processing times information in one place

IIUSA is excited to launch this interactive data dashboard featuring the latest processing time ranges and historical processing time trends for I-526 petitions, I-829 petitions and I-924 applications.

This free resource, available on IIUSA’s website, saves your time by aggregating pertinent processing time statistics across the USCIS website and displaying them all at one place.

Add this new interactive EB-5 Processing Times Data Dashboard to your bookmark and stay up-to-date with the key statistics that are the most relevant to EB-5 investors and regional center operators.


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