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USCIS Third Quarter I-526 and I-829 Data Released for FY 2016

USCIS recently published the EB-5 program statistics for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 (April-June 2016). I-526 receipts moved towards the norm but were still lower at 1,513 receipts than the same time last year. Annualized Q3 leads to a 6,000 petition number which is in line with 2012 / 2013 figures.

As a reminder 1Q FY 2016 was at the end of calendar year 2015 when there was a rush to file before December, and in that month alone there were over 6,000 petitions filed. Since then there was a large drop-off in Q2 (Jan-March) and only 848 petitions were filed. Q3 rebounded with 1,513 petitions filed which is nearly double Q2, but still below historical norms.

We expect for there to be a significant pickup in Q4 as there is another rush to file petitions before 9/30 although we believe it will be a significantly smaller rush than at the same point in the prior year.

Trends of I-526 Receipts by Quarter
FY2013 – FY2016, Q3

I-526 Receipts Q3 2016

Trends of I-829 Receipts by Quarter
FY2013 – FY2016, Q3

I-829 Receipts Q3 2016 CROPPED

I-526 Petition Quarterly Statistics
FY2013 – FY2016, Q3

I-526 Petitions Third Quarter 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trends of I-526 Pending by Quarter
FY2013 – FY2016, Q3

I-526 Trends by Quarter FY 2016

I-829 Petition Quarterly Statistics
FY2013 – FY2016, Q3

USCIS I-829 Trends FY 2016

Trends of I-829 Pending by Quarter
FY2013 – FY2016, Q2

USCIS EB-5 I-829 Trends by Quarter