USCIS Published 2015-Q3 Adjudication Data Reveals Another Record Quarter for the EB-5 Program

09.03.15 | Archived

On July 28, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published its third quarter report on I-526 and I-829 petition adjudication data. As always, IIUSA is here to provide a detailed summary with charts and graphs comparing recent and historical trends. Read the IIUSA press release here.

 

I-526 petitions – To View the IIUSA Data Report Click Here 

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FDIEB5

EB-5 investment contributed over $1.4 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the U.S. economy in Q3 of FY2015. This is a 45% increase from Q2 of this year.

526 statistics

According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published third quarter data, there were a total of 2,868 I-526 petition approvals, a 45% growth from Q2 of this year.

Data points to know: 

 

1. I-526 approval rates grew 45% from Q2 and 153% year-over-year in addition EB-5 contributed over $1.4 billion FDI in Q3 of 2015.
2. The number of I-526 receipts remains strong – 7% growth from Q2, but dropped slightly year-over-year. With a strong Q4, FY2015 could still be a record year for the EB-5 Program.
3. The number of pending I-526 petitions dropped to slightly from 13,663 to 13,117.
4. The I-526 approval rate increased slightly from Q2 (88%) and remains over 90%.

 

I – 829 petitions – To view the IIUSA Data Report  Click Here

 

829quarterly

According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published third quarter data, the number of I-829 petition receipts grew 10% compared to 2015-Q2 data and 15% year-over-year.

Data points to know: 

 

1. I-829 receipts grew 10% compared Q2 and 15% year-over-year.
2. I-829 approvals, denials, approval rate are all pretty much the same (+/- less than 1%) compared to the Q2.
3. The number of I-829 petitions pending grew to over 4,000 (14% increase from Q2).
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