EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 issue" Volume 9 Issue 1 | Page 86

Anatomy of a successful EB-5 expedite request

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 ?”