How long does the initial application process take?

The initial application process consists of filing an I-526 petition after the investment has been committed to the project, and receiving your conditional green card.  Between twenty and twenty-two months after an investor files their I-526 petition, they must file an I-829 petition, showing they have met investment and job creation requirements of the program, and asking for conditions to be removed. To see the current average USCIS processing times, click here and see "IPO Processing Times" near the bottom of the page.