IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Q3 Data Review and Analysis

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IIUSA Data Report: Form I-829 Q3 Data Review and Analysis

USCIS published quarterly statistics for Q3 fiscal year (FY) 2019 (April-June) on I-526 and I-829 adjudication trends. Members can now access full IIUSA data reports on the most recent trends through your member portal account.

Read the Comprehensive Report (Members-Only):

I-829 Report 

I-526 Report 

Key I-829 Highlights 

Filings

USCIS received 1,171 I-829 petitions in Q3 FY2019 (between April and June 2019), a growth of 27% from the last quarter. The number of I-829 filings in Q3 FY2019 reached its highest level since the inception of the EB-5 Program

Adjudications 

USCIS completed the adjudication of 613 I829 cases in Q3 FY2019, up by 115% from the last quarter.

Approval Rate 

The average approval rate of an I-829 petition was 94% in Q3 FY2019. While the average approval rate of I-526 petitions saw a significant drop in Q3 FY2019, the approval rate of I-829 petitions remained above 90% during the same time period.

Backlog 

As of the end of Q3 FY2019 (June 30th, 2019), nearly 9,300 I-829 cases were still pending at USCIS, up by 5% from March 31st, 2019 and by 19% from one year ago.

 

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