EB-5 Adjudications Moving to DC

December 3, 2012

Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas stated during an EB-5 stakeholder conference call that within four to six months all EB-5 responsibilities will be moved to USCIS headquarters in Washington, D.C. A new EB-5 Program Office has been established and its chief will report to the USCIS Deputy Director. Director Mayorkas stated further that the goal of the new EB-5 Program Office is to establish a direct e-mail relationship between USCIS adjudicators and the public and to move away from the current standard of issuing Requests for Evidence. The new EB-5 Program Office will be responsible for adjudications, legislative affairs, policy and fraud detection.

In response to inquiries from participants, Director Mayorkas confirmed that USCIS is still working on the EB-5 guidance memorandum first posted on November 9, 2011 and updated on January 11, 2012.   The memorandum is available here.