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USCIS FY2017 Q4 I-526 & I-829 Statistics

USCIS FY2017 Q4 I-526 & I-829 Statistics

Recently, the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) Investor Program Office (IPO) released the FY2017 Q4 (July to September) I-526 and I-829 Statistics. 
 
I-526
In FY2017 Q4, with just 1,637 I-526 petitions filed there was a 63% decrease from the previous quarter. During the fourth quarter, the IPO adjudicated just over 3,000 I-526 petitions with an approval rate of 93%. At the time the report was published, the total number of 1-526 petitions pending was 24,992. 
 
I-829  
The number of I-829 petitions filed in FY2017Q4 was just 493, a significant decrease from the previous quarter. Despite the decrease in petitions filed, the number of approvals jumped from 863 in the third quarter to 1,344. Most significantly, the total number of I-829 petitions pending fell from 7,645 to 6,735 in FY2017 Q4.