I-924, Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program

This form is used by any economic unit, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth (including increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increased domestic capital investment) to:

  1. Ask USCIS to be designated as a regional center under the Immigrant Investor Program; or
  2. Request an amendment to a previously designated regional center. As detailed below, an amendment is required for certain changes to a designated regional center and is optional for other changes.  

A. An amendment request must be filed to:

  1. Seek approval for any changes to the regional center’s name, ownership, or organizational structure, or any changes to the regional center’s administration that affect its oversight and reporting responsibilities, or to add or remove any of the regional center’s principals, immediately following the changed circumstances; or
  2. Change the geographic area of a regional center.

Note:  For geographic area expansion requests made on or after February 22, 2017, the Form I-924 amendment must be approved before a Form I-526 petitioner may demonstrate eligibility at the time of filing his or her petition based on an investment in the expanded area.

B. An amendment request may be filed to:

  1. Change the industries of focus of the regional center;
  2. Add a new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center and/or seek a preliminary determination of EB-5 compliance for an exemplar Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, for that new commercial enterprise; or
  3. Notify USCIS of changes in the name, organizational structure or administration, capital investment instruments, or offering memoranda (including changes in the economic analysis and underlying business plan used to estimate job creation) for a previously added new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center.

Note: An I-924 amendment is not required to report changes of address, contact information, a change of duties among the regional center principals, changes to non-principal managing companies, contracting agents or similar changes, or information described in Item 2.B. above. The regional center must notify USCIS within 30 days of such changes. Notification of these changes can be made by emailing the EB-5 Program mailbox at: USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@dhs.gov. USCIS will review any changes submitted by email and may require or recommend, as appropriate, the regional center to file an I-924 Amendment.

Number of Pages

Form 11; Instructions 14.

Edition Date

12/23/16. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Submit Form I-924 and all supporting documentation to:

For U.S. Postal Service:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
Attn: EB-5 Processing Unit
P.O. Box 10526
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0526

Express mail and courier services:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
Attn: EB-5 Processing Unit
24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Filing Tips for Form I-924, Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program

Complete all sections of the form.

Sign the form at Part 7, Item Number 8.a., Authorized Individual’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-924 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 7, USCIS we will reject the form and return it for correction and re-filing.

Filing Fee

$17,795.

Special Instructions

For additional information on the Approved Regional Center List, EB-5 inquiries or expedited processing criteria, please click on the links in the Related Links section.

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