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Immigration Law

USCIS Claims EB-5 Regional Centers Must Reapply

USCIS, Apr. 29, 2022, Q&A

"Are previously designated regional centers able to maintain their designation without filing a Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation?

No.  The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 repealed the legacy Regional Center Program. As a result, previously designated regional centers must reapply by filing the new Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation. 

I currently represent a previously designated regional center seeking to amend my designation or submit my annual statement. Can I file Form I-924 or I-924A now?

No, USCIS will reject all Form I-924 and Form I-924A filings. Since the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 repealed the legacy Regional Center Program and any prior designations, there are no grounds to file amendments or annual certifications."