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

Alert: On June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf, 20-cv-09263-JSC, vacated the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule. This decision does not affect Form I-924.

Alert: Statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expired at midnight on June 30, 2021. This lapse in authorization does not affect EB-5 petitions filed by investors who are not seeking a visa under the Regional Center Program. Due to the lapse in authorization related to the Regional Center Program, USCIS will reject the following forms received on or after July 1, 2021:

  • Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program, except when the application type indicates that it is an amendment to the regional center’s name, organizational structure, ownership, or administration; and
  • Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, when it indicates that the petitioner’s investment is associated with an approved regional center.

In general, we will not act on any pending petition or application of these form types that is dependent on the lapsed statutory authority until further notice. If you were issued written correspondence regarding your petition or application on or before June 30, 2021, you should review the written correspondence and respond by the due date (as applicable). Although USCIS is unable to review your response at this time, we will receive and maintain the response for review if circumstances change.

We will continue to accept and review Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, in the normal course, including those filed on or after July 1, 2021.

We will begin rejecting all Forms I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and any associated Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Forms I-131, Application for Travel Document, based on an approved Regional Center Form I-526.

We will provide further guidance to the public if circumstances change or further guidance becomes necessary.

Public or private economic units in the United States that are involved with promoting economic growth (including increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increased domestic capital investment) use this form to:

  • Ask USCIS to be designated as a regional center under the Immigrant Investor Program; or
  • 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.

Applicants and designated regional centers must file an amendment request to:

  • 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
  • Change the geographic area of a regional center.
    • For geographic area expansion requests, we must approve the Form I-924 amendment before a Form I-526 petitioner may demonstrate eligibility at the time of filing their petition based on an investment in the expanded area.

Applicants and designated regional centers may file an amendment request to:

  • Change the industries of focus of the regional center;
  • 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 Investor, for that new commercial enterprise; or
  • 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.
    • 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 above. The regional center must notify us at uscis.immigrantinvestorprogram@dhs.gov within 30 days of such changes. We will review any changes submitted by email and may require or recommend, as appropriate, the regional center to file a Form I-924 Amendment.

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Form Details

Edition Date

07/23/20. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

Submit Form I-924 and all supporting documentation to:

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: I-924
P.O. Box 660168
Dallas, TX 75266-0168

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-924 (Box 660168)
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

Filing Tips: Go to our Form Filing Tips page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your application.

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee
$17,795.

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. When filing at a USCIS lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.

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