Simultaneous filing of Forms I-526 and I-485

The USCIS has allowed investors to file Forms I-526 and I-485 at the same time. Among other recent changes, this is due to the reform of the Regional Centers program after President Biden signed the federal spending bill into law.

Foreign citizens who arrived in the US on non-immigrant visas whose priority date has come up are eligible to file Form I-526 and apply for a green card at the same time.

The advantage of applying simultaneously is that it allows EB-5 investors to more easily and quickly obtain LPR status without having to leave the country or change/renew non-immigrant status.