USCIS has released the current pending I-526 petitions from 2012 to Oct, 2018.

What is Form I-526?

Filing I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur is the first step for EB-5 investors, who have invested or are actively in the process of investing the required amount of capital ($1 million or, if the qualifying investment is within a TEA, $500,000) and provide evidence of creating atleast 10 jobs.

I-526 Petitions

  • Vietnam
  • Brazil
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • India

Pending petitions

  • Petitions pending doubled for South Korea
  • USCIS has dramatically cut the pending petitions for chinese which declined by more than half (65%) compared to previous year 2017,
  • USCIS lowered the pending applications Vietnam and Brazil
  • Total pending petitions for all countries: 14,293

 

Year Vietnam Brazil South Korea China Taiwan India
2018 480 115 293 1236 165 852
2017 516 121 135 3621 164 627
2016 177 39 34 2444 49 136
2015 22 31 6 710 7 14
2014 1 1 0 109 0 3
2012-2013 0 0 1 60 0 1
Total 1196 307 469 8180 385 1633