For Ghana, for all visa category the USCIS processing times keep fluctuating depending upon the number of pending applications and the number of applications being filed each year. Although the EB 5 Visa Green Card program has been there since 1990 but it has gained the most popularity in the last few years. Year 2017, 2018 & 2019 is when most of the applications were filed.

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How long does it take to get EB-5 visa for Ghana?

EB-5 visa processing time for Ghana for I-526 Immigrant petition ranges between 10 and 30 months, as of June 2024, USCIS processing estimates.
For investors present in the USA, I-485 Processing time of USA investment Green card application to Adjust Status is 7 to 29 months depending on the service center.
For investors outside of the US, the National Visa Center and Consular process takes around 6 to 12 months.

For any visa category the USCIS processing times keep fluctuating depending upon the number of pending applications and the number of applications being filed each year.

How long is the EB5 visa wait time for Ghana in 2020?

EB-5 visa wait time for Ghana is Current (no backlog, no retrogression), according to the US Department of State - Visa Bulletin June 2024. I-526 processing time is estimated to range from 10 to 30 months. Ghana has no extra waiting period. A temporary USA investment Green card is issued to the investor at the end of this approval process.

Country of chargeability for Ghanaian citizen

The Foreign state of chargeability is a United States immigration concept, it is the country determined to be the applicant’s origin. Generally, the applicant’s country of birth will determine their country of chargeability. This process is also known as “alternate chargeability”.

Processing times are dependent on the following factors:

  1. Filing the petition.
  2. Waiting for the priority date (determined by country) to be current.
  3. Adjustment of status/going through consular processing.

Processing times for each step for Ghana

Processing times for I-526 for Ghanaian citizen

An I-526 application in order to be able to move forward and get a conditional green card from the USCIS. The amount it takes for this petition to be processed varies and is heavily dependent on the complexity of your case and how busy the service center is that is processing your petition. The Waiting period is about 10 months – 30 months (Currently) but it could take much shorter or much longer.

Processing time for DS-260 and I-485 – Ghana

DS-260 application allows an investor and their dependents to commence their residency on the Conditional Green Card. US investor visa applicants who are not already in the United States upon approval of their I-526 form have to file a DS-260 application to obtain the conditional permanent residency status during the visa process. It can be filed at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad. It requires an interview at the U.S. consulate or embassy. The conditional permanent residency status is given to applicants after their DS-260 is approved. Depending upon your consulate, once NVC/consulate receives all required documents, usually NVC/Consulate will schedule an interview within 60 to 90 days, if the priority date is current. An immigration attorney can also help file your DS-260 application. If they are already in the United States on a different Immigrant Visa then they can apply for the form I-485 (Adjustment of Status).

Wait times for I-829 – Ghana

The I-829 application is the final step of the EB-5 visa process for the Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. The I-829 petition includes evidence that the immigrant investor successfully met all the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once the I-829 is approved, the investor’s conditional residency restriction is removed so that the investor, their spouse and their unmarried children under the age of 21 can live in the United States permanently. This can currently take about 22 months – 48.5 months. The EB-5 investor can file the I-829 petition with USCIS starting 90 days before the end of the two year conditional permanent status period. The applicant’s conditional residency is extended while the I-829 is in process. The I-829 application must be filed within 21 to 24 months of the investor’s two year conditional residency period, otherwise the ability to obtain a permanent residency card can be jeopardized.

What are the EB5 visa priority date for Ghana?

According to the US Department of State - Visa Bulletin June 2024, EB-5 priority date for Ghana is Current. EB5 investment visa I-526 processing time is estimated to range from 10 to 30 months. A temporary USA Green card is issued to the investor at the end of this process period.

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