Earlier this month, USCIS published data on Q4 2018 (September-December) I-526 and I-829 adjudication trends. IIUSA was pleased to publish our analysis on Form I-526 last week (read here) and we are happy to highlight our analysis on Form I-829 adjudication trends is now available for members.
IIUSA members can access the full report through your member portal account and key highlights can be explored below.
Form I-829 Adjudication Highlights:
467 EB-5 investors filed their I-829 petitions in Q4, FY2018, a drop of over 50% from the previous quarter. However, the number of I‐829 filed in FY2018 was the highest level in the EB‐5 Program’s history – 3,283 investors filed their I‐829 petitions in FY2018 with a growth of 25% year‐over‐year
USCIS completed nearly 750 I‐829 adjudications, 57% more than the previous quarter.
n FY2018, over 2,700 I‐829 petitions were approved by USCIS. In other words more than 2,700 qualified investors in the last year successfully met the job creation requirement and hence were able to receive their permanent U.S. residency.
The number of I‐829 denials remained relatively low level ‐ only 20 I‐829 petitions were denied in Q4 FY2018 and 104 I‐829 petitions were denied in the entire year of FY2018.