11/22/2022 by ARCFE U.S.

Congratulations to two more ARCFE investors who have received their I-765 (work authorization) approvals in just a little over two months of filing their petitions concurrently! Investors will receive their EAD card within 30 days from the notice date. They will be able to legally work in the U.S. beginning from the “start date” on their EAD card while waiting for their I-526E petition to be processed.

The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”) offers great benefits to investors and their families, including concurrent filing.  Concurrent filing allows investors who are already in the U.S. under a different visa category to file their I-526E petition at the same time with form I-485 to adjust their status without leaving the U.S.  This also gives investors and their families immediate freedom to live, study and work in the U.S. while waiting for their Green Cards to be approved. 

When  investor chooses to do concurrent filing, they will need to file these four forms at the same time:

  • Form I-526E (“Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor”)
  • Form I-485 (“Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status”)
  • Form I-131 (“Application for Travel Document”)
  • Form I-765 (“Application for Employment Authorization”) – EAD Card

According to the New Cycle Time Goals USCIS announced back in March of this year, they aim to process the I-765 and I-131 petitions within 3 months, in which the I-765 will be adjudicated first. USCIS processes these two petitions separately to reduce I-765 processing times. 

Source: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/news-releases/uscis-announces-new-actions-to-reduce-backlogs-expand-premium-processing-and-provide-relief-to-work

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