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[Q] What types of security checks are involved in EB-5 case processing?


[Q] What types of security checks, including FBI name checks, are required for I- 526s, I-485s (I-526-based), and I-829s? Also, do all I-526s, I-829s and I-526-based I- 485s each require separate FBI name check clearance?

USCIS Answer: It depends on the type and level of benefit being requested. All petitions receive a minimum number of checks; some get additional checks. We can’t delve too deeply into that issue. In general:

IBIS checks last 180 days; FBI name check last 15 months; and Fingerprint checks last 15 months.

Depending on processing times, some people go through additional security checks because their previous checks have expired.