USCIS Posts Data Regarding EB-5 Visa Approvals from FY05 to FY1227 July 2012
USCIS has published data detailing the amounts of EB-5 Immigration
Investor visas the agency has received since Fiscal Year 2005. The EB-5
Immigrant Investor Visa Program’s goal is to stimulate the U.S. economy
through foreign capital investment that leads to domestic job creation.
EB-5 investors who invest $500,000 or more in a U.S. enterprise and meet
other requirements are given a special immigrant visa and a path to
According to USCIS a total of 13,795 I-526 Immigrant Petitions by Alien
Entrepreneurs were received between FY05 and FY12. Of those, 8,824 were
approved and 2,066 were denied. The approval percentage over the time
period was 81%, During that same time period, a total of 4,806 I-829
Petitions by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions were received. Of those,
2,887 were approved and 537 were denied. The approval rate for I-829
petitions during this time period was 84%.