Sunset Date to Affect Regional Center Proposals Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program
Certain Form I-526 Petitions and Form I-485 Application Affected
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds customers that the applicable provisions of immigration law concerning the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (Pilot Program) will “sunset” or expire at midnight on March 6, 2009.
The sunset date affects all Regional Center Proposals and certain Forms I-526, Immigrant Petition for Alien Entrepreneurs and Forms I-485, Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, affiliated with Regional Centers relying on “indirect” job creation analyses. USCIS will continue to receive, process, and adjudicate as many
The previous five-year extension of the Pilot Program was set to expire on October 1, 2008. However, on September 30, 2008, the fiscal 2009 continuing resolution bill entitled the "Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009," H.R. 2638, was signed into law which extended all government operations through March 6, 2009, including the EB-5 Pilot Program.
If the sunset date is not extended, affected
Unless the program is extended, USCIS will hold unadjudicated
USCIS has not made a final determination whether it may approve
Forms I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions, whether affiliated with a
Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/19/2009