Regional Center Terminations
We will issue a Notice of Intent to Terminate a regional center’s participation in the Immigrant Investor Program if the regional center:
- Fails to submit required information to USCIS; or
- No longer serves the purpose of promoting economic growth.
For our legal authority, see 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 204.6(m)(6).
USCIS must give a regional center 30 days from the center’s receipt of the Notice of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) to offer evidence opposing the ground or grounds alleged in the notice. See 8 CFR 204.6(m)(6).
Note: A NOIT does not prevent the regional center from continuing to operate. A NOIT is not the same as a Notice of Termination. Depending on the decision, a NOIT may or may not lead to termination.
We review any response to the NOIT and decide whether to terminate the regional center’s designation.
If we do not terminate the designation, we will notify the regional center through a Notice of Reaffirmation. This notice means that the regional center remains approved to participate in the Immigrant Investor Program.
If we terminate the designation, we will notify the regional center of the reasons through a Notice of Termination of the regional center’s participation in the Immigrant Investor Program.
Appeals and Motions
A terminated regional center may appeal the decision. In addition to, or instead of, filing an appeal, a terminated regional center may file a motion to reopen and reconsider the decision.
For filing information, see 8 CFR 103.3 and 103.5 and visit the Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion page.
Terminated Regional Centers
A regional center that USCIS has terminated from the EB-5 program may not solicit, generate, or promote investors or investments or otherwise participate as a designated regional center in connection with the Immigrant Investor Program.
An EB-5 investor’s conditional permanent resident status, if already obtained, does not automatically end if that individual has invested in a new commercial enterprise associated with a regional center that USCIS has removed from the program. The investor will still have the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with EB-5 program requirements. For more details on the compliance requirements, visit EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Reviews.
Below is a list of EB-5 regional centers that USCIS has removed from the Immigrant Investor Program. These regional centers no longer appear on the list of Approved EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers.
|Regional Center Name||Regional Center ID||Termination Date||State|
An asterisk (*) next to a regional center’s name means that the decision to remove the regional center from the Immigrant Investor Program is currently pending before the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office on appeal or certification (PDF, 125 KB).
A regional center that USCIS has removed from the EB-5 program may not solicit, generate, or promote investors or investments for any other EB-5-related projects, or otherwise participate in the Immigrant Investor Program.
We provide this page for informational purposes only. USCIS plans to update this page periodically but makes no claims that the published list of terminated 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.
Official regional center points of contact can request updates to this page by email at USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@uscis.dhs.gov or by mail:
USCIS Headquarters, Immigrant Investor Program
131 M Street NE, Mailstop 2235
Washington, DC 20529