IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Q4 Filing Statistics for I-526 & I-829 Petitions

12.13.17 | Archived

Earlier this week, the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) published quarterly processing statistics for I-526 and I-829 petitions through Q4 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017,( July-September). Below are selected data points extracted from the reports:

I-526 Filing Statistics (Read the Report) (Explore the Data

  • Since 2008 over $22 billion in EB-5 capital has been made however, $12 billion worth of EB-5 capital investment is currently pending at USCIS as of Sep 30, 2017;
  • In Q4 2017 1,600 I-526’s were filed representing a 63% decline from the previous quarter and a 70% decline year over year.
  • IPO adjudicated over 3,000 I-526 petitions this past quarter an increase from the previous quarter but well below the all time high in Q1 2017.
  • The number of pending I-526 petitions was 24,992 the highest in program history.


I-829 Filing Statistics (Read the Report) (Explore the Data

  • The number of I-829 petitions adjudicated in Q4 2017 increased by 57% from the previous quarter while I-829 petitions filings continued to decline.
  • 1,344 I-829’s were approved in Q4 2017 the most in Program history.
  • The average approval rate for I-829 petitions remained at 99% for the second consecutive quarter.
  • The number of pending I-829 petitions pending declined by 12% from the previous quarter this first such decline in the last four fiscal years.


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