USCIS Provides Update on EB-5 Unit Relocation

Posted on April 24, 2013 by admin

April 24, 2013

In July 2012, USCIS announced the creation of a new EB-5 Program Office to be led by a Chief of Immigration Investor Programs to be housed at USCIS headquarters in Washington, D.C.  USCIS expects the new Immigrant Investor Program Office to open this summer and the realignment of responsibilities between the new office and the California Service Center, where EB-5 adjudications are currently handled, will commence.  USCIS anticipates that the California Service Center will begin transitioning responsibilities to the Immigrant Investor Program Office as early as May 2013 and that the transition period will last through the end of the calendar year.  The California Service Center will continue adjudicating EB-5 applications until such time as the new office is fully staffed and trained.  The first EB-5 form type to be transitioned to the new office will be Form I-924 which is used by applicants seeking regional center designation and for amendments to existing regional center approvals.