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[HOT] [Q] How long does it take until we obtain conditional green cards to enter the U.S.?


It's very difficult to estimate how long it takes for I-526 to be adjudicated. As of October 21st 2011, CSC Processing Times Report indicates 8 months time frame for I-526 adjudication. If there is a RFE, the time can get longer substantially.

Depending on your home country and whether your case receives a Request For Additional Evidence, I would say 9 to 13 months. Don't fall for some regional centers saying they can get your case a lot quickly. I personally had one I-526 petition case approved in 40 days and one I-526 approved in 9 months. The fact is CSC examiners decide your case, and each examiner works according to his or her schedule. There are only around 10 ~ 12 CSC examiners working on all kinds of EB-5 cases, so they do have a lot of work to do. And those I-526 packets are pretty huge -- and probably very boring to look at.

And no, there is no direct access telephone line to call the CSC examiners and beg them to adjudicate your case more quickly because your love for USA is making your heart burst, or to inform the CSC examiner handling your case that you are a great person whom the United States should be thankful to join its fold as a newly arriving immigrant.