March 31, 2017, showed an increase in USCIS processing times, some at an all-time high, for I‐526 and I 829 petitions, as well as for I‐924 applications.
– Processing times for I-526 petitions reached 18.6 months, an all-time program high.
– Processing times for I-829 reached 30 months, an all-time high.
– Waiting times for I-924 adjudications are at 18.7 months, almost doubling in a year.
– In a year-over-year comparison, I-829 adjudications are taking one year longer, I-924 petitions are taking 9 months longer and I-526 petitions are taking 2.5 months longer.
Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office as of: March 31, 2017
I-526 (Immigrant Petition By Alien Entrepreneur): September 20, 2015
I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions): October 12, 2014
I-924 (Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program): September 16, 2015