USCIS Updates Processing Time Page to Reflect Visa Availability Approach

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its processing time pages to reflect the new visa availability approach which the agency moved to on March 31, 2020. The processing time estimated range as of August 24, 2020 was 37 to 73.5 months.

You can read IIUSA Member, Robert Divine, perspectives on the visa availability approach here and listen to IIUSA’s recent webinar discussion here. View IIUSA’s EB-5 data dashboard for more industry statistics including historical processing times

From USCIS: 

This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.

We have posted a “Receipt date for a case inquiry” in the table below to show when you can inquire about your case. If your receipt date is before the “Receipt date for a case inquiry”, you can submit an “outside normal processing time” service request online.

Form I-526 Petition Processing Time Range (as of August 24, 2020)