IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Statistics for Q4 Fiscal Year 2022 and Full Year Review

With USCIS publishing the latest quarterly statistics of all application and petition form types for the fourth quarter (Q4) in fiscal year (FY) 2022, IIUSA produced a comprehensive data report on the latest Form I-829 statistics for Q4 and full-year FY2022, analyzing the trends of I-829 case filings, adjudications, average approval rates, and the current I-829 case backlog at USCIS.

(Form I-829 Statistics by Quarter FY2018 – FY2022)



Form I-829 Filing:

  • A total of 1,270 EB-5 investors filed their I-829 petition in fiscal year (FY) 2022, a significant decline of 62% from FY2021.

Form I-829 Adjudication:

  • Immigrant Investors Program (IPO) at USCIS adjudicated 1,621 I-829 cases in FY2022, the lowest level since FY2015 with a year-over-year decline of 27%.

  • At its peak, the IPO was able to process more than 2,700 I-829 cases annually FY2018 and FY2020.

Form I-829 Approval Rate:

  • The average approval rate of I-829 petitions was 91% in Q4, FY2022, bouncing back from Q3 when the approval rate was 87%.

  • Overall, the average approval rate of all I-829 petitions that were processed in FY2022 was 90%, remaining to be relatively high.

Form I-829 Backlog: 

  • As of the end of FY2022 (September 30th, 2022), a total of 11,150 I-829 cases were still pending at USCIS, a decline of 3% from the last fiscal year.


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