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A Conversation with USCIS: USCIS ELIS and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a conversation regarding USCIS ELIS and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern).

Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, will be the first of the EB-5 forms available for e-filing in USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS). At the March 28th stakeholder teleconference, we heard concerns about multiple investors submitting the same documentation with the Form I-526. To address this concern, we plan to add a “document library” to USCIS ELIS later in the year. The document library will allow Form I-526 petitioners to share documents related to a new commercial enterprise that were previously submitted with an approved I-924, Application for Regional Center, rather than submitting these same documents with the Form I-526.

During this engagement, USCIS officials gave an overview of the concept for the document library and solicited feedback regarding managing access to the document library; uploading and storing documents; and Regional Center and Investor expectations.

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