Approved EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers
Alert: Statutory authorization for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program ended at midnight on June 30, 2021. This sunset 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 sunset in authorization for the Regional Center Program, we 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; and
- Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and any Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, associated with a Form I-485 application that is based on a Form I-526 filed by an approved regional center.
Until further notice, we will hold (that is, not act on) any pending petition or application of these form types that is dependent on the lapsed statutory authority and was filed before the end of the statutory authorization. At the end of calendar year 2021, unless there is new legislation for regional centers, we will reevaluate whether to keep this hold in place. If we wrote to you about your petition or application on or before June 30, 2021, you should review our written correspondence and respond by the due date (as applicable). Although we cannot review your response right now, we will keep your response for review if circumstances change.
We will still accept and review Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, including those filed on or after July 1, 2021.
In addition, we will keep on hold (that is, not act on) any Form I-485 that is based on a Form I-526 for an approved regional center; the Form I-526 must have been filed before the end of the statutory authorization. At the end of calendar year 2021, unless there is new legislation for regional centers, we will reevaluate the hold. We will accept and adjudicate Forms I-765 and I-131 relating to these pending Forms I-485.
We will provide further guidance if circumstances change or further guidance becomes necessary.
As of Oct. 25, 2021, there are 632 approved regional centers.
This page provides a list of current EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers by state. USCIS will periodically update the list. To update information for your approved regional center, the official point of contact for the regional center should contact us by email USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov or by mail:
USCIS, Immigrant Investor Program
131 M Street NE
3rd Floor, Mailstop 2235
Washington, DC 20529
Approval of an EB-5 regional center application does not in any way:
- Constitute USCIS endorsement of the activities of that regional center;
- Guarantee compliance with U.S. securities laws; or
- Minimize or eliminate risk to the investor.
Potential investors should seek professional advice when making any investment decisions.
Regional centers can operate in more than one state. Because this table lists regional centers by state, some centers appear on the list more than once. The Regional Center Terminations page lists regional centers that USCIS has removed from the program.
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USCIS is reviewing inquiries about the previously posted Form I-526 and Form I-829 approval and denial statistics by regional center. To provide feedback on that data, please send an email to USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov.
USCIS provides this page for informational purposes only. USCIS plans to update this page periodically but makes no claims that the published list of approved regional centers is complete, timely, or accurate. Any use or reliance on the information provided is strictly at your own risk. Please see USCIS Website Policies for further information.
This page does not represent a legal notice or investment advice of any kind. Potential investors should always do their own research and consult with a financial professional before making any investment decision. USCIS has issued a joint advisory with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Investor Alert: Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program. The SEC offers free investor education materials. For more information, visit Investor.gov.