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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

16 Terminated EB-5 Regional Centers in 2015

USCIS continually monitors EB-5 Regional Centers to make sure they conform to the minimum requirements set by the Department of Homeland Security. Regional Center certification can be taken away if the Regional Center does not submit Form I-924a on an annual basis, on a cumulative basis, and/or otherwise requested by USCIS to demonstrate continued eligibility; or fails to promote economic growth as required by the Department.

An EB-5 investor cannot use a Regional Center that has lost its certification to obtain a Green Card. The list of the most recently terminated Regional Centers are below. For a list of approved Regional Center, please visits this site.

Below is a list of EB-5 regional centers whose participation in the Immigrant Investor Program has been terminated. These regional centers no longer appear on the list of approved regional centers.

Regional Center NameTermination DateState(s)
List of EB-5 Terminated Regional Centers
Invest US Regional Center9/29/2014Wyoming
Gateway Georgia Regional Center9/29/2014Georgia
South West Bio Fuel RC LLC9/29/2014Texas
South Florida EB-5 Regional Center8/15/2014Florida
Michigan Renaissance Regional Center8/15/2014Michigan
Kansas BioFuel Regional Center LLC8/15/2014Kansas
Ecorntech Regional Center8/15/2014Wisconsin
Michigan Renaissance Regional Center8/15/2014Michigan
Lake Buena Vista RC7/2/2014Florida
USA Now Regional Center3/28/2014Texas
North Carolina Center for Foreign Investments, LLC 12/3/2013North Carolina
Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago3/23/2013Illinois
Mamtek Regional Center4/11/2012Missouri
El Monte Regional Center9/19/2011California
Victorville RC10/20/2010California
Unibex Global Corporation5/30/2008Texas

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

EB-5 Timetables Still a Mess - February 2015

The new EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Processing Timelines were released for February 2015 by USCIS. Unfortunately processing times are still very high. There was a decrease of a month for the I-526 Application (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur) but the other two EB-5 programs had increases, with the I-829 Application (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions) jumping 3.7 months.

  • I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur)
    • 13.8 months (Decrease of 0.9 months)
  • I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions)
    • 10.5 months (Increase of 3.7 months)
  • I-924 (Application for Regional Center)
    • 10.3 months (Increase of 1.3 months)

For best results for your EB-5 application, consult with an Immigration Attorney experienced in filing EB-5 applications.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

February 2015 Visa Bulletin - Slow Movement Except for Employment Categories

The February 2015 Visa Bulletin showed a slow movement forward for most categories in the Family-Based Visa Category. However, the Employment-Based categories are still moving forward rapidly, especially the EB-3 and EB-4 category for most countries.