The conditional EB-5 Green Card takes about 2 years to be processed after filing an I-526 petition with USCIS. We recommend a highly competitive Immigration Attorney based out of the US to help you with the paperwork, who has thousands of EB-5 approvals under their belt. The Immigration Attorney takes 3-4 weeks to prepare the paperwork in the run-up to the I-526 petition filing. The USCIS website updates the average I-526 processing times, which can be referred to as the average processing time on the I-526 petition.
Following the I-526 approval, the immigration attorney will file DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) if the immigrant investor is based outside the US. This applies to all immigrant investors residing in India seeking admission to the US on a conditional green card post I-526 approval. On the other hand, if the immigrant investor is based outside the US then Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence (Adjustment of Status) is filed with USCIS so that their residence status in the US is changed to Conditional Green Cardholder.
Within the 21st and the 24th month on conditional permanent residence status, the immigration attorney will go ahead and file for the I-829 petition (Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status). The processing time for the I-829 petition is approximately 24 months per the USCIS website. With the conclusion of the I-829 processing, the immigrant investor receives the permanent green card.
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