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What level of scrutiny does USCIS apply when adjudicating I-829 Petitions?

When USCIS examines an investor’s I-829 Petition, the primary concern is program compliance. Generally speaking, the investor must prove that a new commercial enterprise (NCE) was created, that the minimum required investment was made and sustained throughout the conditional residence period, and that the investment resulted in the creation of at least 10 full-time, permanent jobs. The level of scrutiny is high, and so these facts must be clearly demonstrated. Adherence to the original business plan is also important, but some minor changes may be permissible depending on the nature of those changes.