EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center

Program. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center

Program expired at the end of the day on December 21, 2018, due to

a lapse in congressional authorization to continue the program. All

regional center applications and individual petitions are affected.

USCIS will not accept new Forms I-924, Application for Regional

Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program, as of

December 21, 2018. Any pending Forms I-924 as of that date will be

put on hold until further notice. Regional centers should continue

to submit Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center, for

fiscal year 2018. USCIS said it will continue to receive regional

center-affiliated Forms I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien

Entrepreneur, and Forms I-485, Application to Register Permanent

Residence or Adjust Status. USCIS has put unadjudicated regional

center-affiliated Forms I-526 and I-485 (whether filed before or

after the expiration date) on hold for an undetermined length of

time. All Forms I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove

Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, filed before or after the

expiration date will not be affected by the expiration of the

program. USCIS said it will provide further guidance if legislation

is enacted to reauthorize, extend, or amend the regional center


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