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USCIS EB-5 Engagement on Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 03, 2015 (1 min read)

"EB-5 Interactive Series: Expenses that are Includable (or Excludable) for Job Creation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in the second engagement of the informational series “EB-5 Interactive” on Thursday, June 4, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. (Eastern). The topic of discussion will be expenses that are includable (or excludable) for purposes of estimating job creation.

Economists from the Immigrant Investor Program will make a short presentation and answer non-case specific stakeholder questions concerning this topic.

Why This Is Important

In the Immigrant Investor Program, regional centers and immigrant investors must submit evidence of job creation as a result of investment in a new commercial enterprise. Immigrant investors must file a Form I-526 petition accompanied by evidence that the investment will directly or indirectly create full-time jobs for at least ten qualifying people.

Most regional centers and immigrant investors rely on multiplier tables (also known as input-output modeling) to estimate the number of jobs created. To obtain a valid result, the inputs must be eligible expenses for job creation purposes.

Some types of expenses, such as transfers and transactions costs, are ineligible or limited in their job creation capabilities.

See 8 C.F.R. sections 204.6(m)(3)(ii), 204.6(j)(4)(iii) and 204.6(m)(3)(v).

Who Should Participate

This session is open to the public, but may be most useful to those who have submitted, or will be submitting, Form I-924, Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program and Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.

To register for this session, please follow the steps below:

Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
Enter your email address and select “Submit"
Select “Subscriber Preferences”
Select the “Event Registration” tab
Provide your full name and organization
Complete the questions and select “Submit”

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at

*Note to Media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at (202) 272-1200 for any media inquiries.

We look forward to engaging with you!

Meeting Invitation" - USCIS, May 22, 2015.