The current adjudication time for I-526 Petitions is about 14–16 months. Once Form I-526 is approved, the investor must either have his/her status changed (if already in the U.S.) or go through the visa application process through his/her nation’s consulate or embassy. The application to adjust status (for those in the U.S.) is typically approved within 12–18 months. The visa application process with the National Visa Center (NVC), on the other hand, generally takes between 6–12 months. Once conditional resident status is granted, the foreign investor can apply for permanent resident status two years later through Form I-829.