Considerations and strategies for expediting the processing of EB-5 petitions .
By Nima Korpivaara , Phuong Le and Niral Patel
For all its success , the EB-5 program has long suffered from a common complaint – USCIS processing times are unpredictable , too long , and generally maddening . In fact , one could argue that most of the problems that arise from the EB-5 program stem from ever-increasing processing times . This includes those in a Regional Center who have spent considerable resources to file an exemplar 1 for your new project before going to market , or an investor who has already filed their I-526 and is trying to plan when to move their family to the U . S . Everybody suffers .
The most common plea we receive is , “ This is urgent . I have an emergency . Is there anything we can do to speed things up ?”