USCIS published quarterly statistics of Q3 fiscal year (FY) 2019 (April-June) on I-526 adjudication trends. Members can now access a full IIUSA data report on the most recent trends through your member portal account: Read the Comprehensive Report here (Members Only)
Key Data Briefing:
Only 3,003 EB-5 investors filed their I-526 petitions to USCIS in the first three quarters of the federal fiscal year (FY) 2019, the lowest volume in terms of I-526 filings in the last eight (8) years.
Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) adjudicated 4,127 I-526 petitions in the first three-quarters of FY2019, a significant drop of 62% year-over-year.
The average approval rate of an I-526 petition showed a significant decline in Q3, FY2019. Only 58% of the I-526 cases that were adjudicated in Q3 were approved by IPO, the lowest approval rate in the last 14 years.
As of the end of Q3 FY2019 (June 30th, 2019), the number of I-526 petitions pending at IPO was 13,070, essentially unchanged from the end of the last quarter.