USCIS UPDATES VISA AVAILABILITY APPROACH FOR MANAGING FORM I-526 PETITION INVENTORY
On July 18, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a plan to update its visa availability approach for managing the inventory of Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, to promote greater efficiency.
USCIS will group petitions with filing dates on or before November 30, 2019. Petitions will be arranged by new commercial enterprise within the queue of petitions where the project has been reviewed and there is a visa available or a visa will soon be available. This enables USCIS to reduce backlogs. By assigning the same adjudicator(s) multiple petitions associated with the same new commercial enterprise, adjudicators can process them more efficiently.
USCIS is issuing this alert and updating its approach based on factors specific to the Form I-526 petition inventory, including to help address the backlog of pending petitions.
For expert advice on Form I-526 petitions, please schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys.
To view the USCIS alert, click here.