Free EB-5 Project Evaluation Visa Application / Approval Timing How soon after receiving a loan can the funds be used for an EB-5 investment? What is the typical timeline for EB-5 investors from I-526 Petition to receiving a permanent Green Card? What do the terms “processing” and “adjudication” mean in reference to the I-526 Petition? What happens once an EB-5 investor files Form I-829? Can a foreign national submit an I-526 Petition while abroad? Does an EB-5 project have to receive USCIS pre-approval? How long does it take USCIS to pre-approve exemplar projects? How is the filing date of an I-526 Petition determined? Why might an I-526 Petition be adjudicated later than other petitions from the same project filed at the same time? On the USCIS processing time website, what does the “Processing Cases as of Date” column indicate? How long does it take for USCIS to adjudicate an investor’s I-526 Petition after the project receives exemplar status? When is an EB-5 investor’s priority date determined ? What is the order in which I-526 Petitions are processed by USCIS? How will an EB-5 investor know his/her I-526 Petition was filed? What is the normal processing time for I-526 Petitions? How long does it take for an EB-5 petition to be prepared, filed, and adjudicated? Which date is used to determine if an investor can file Form I-485, the “date for filing” or the “final action date”? What is the maximum length of time an investor will have to wait for I-526 Petition adjudication? How much money must an investor have in escrow in order to be considered “in the process of investing”? What can be done if an EB-5 investor’s nonimmigrant visa is expected to expire before I-526 adjudication? How long does it take USCIS to adjudicate direct investments? What happens to an investment if USCIS denies the EB-5 investor’s I-526 Petition?