The USCIS has issued an press release advising on revisions to the I-526 forms accommodating the significant changes and revisions to the program pursuant to the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA).
“USCIS is revising Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, to accommodate the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 , which made significant changes to both the filing and eligibility requirements for investors under the EB-5 program. The form will be split into two versions: Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor , and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor . . . . By statute, a potential immigrant investor cannot file Form I-526E until the regional center has filed Form I-956F for the particular investment offering through an associated commercial enterprise that the potential immigrant investor is investing in. Once the regional center has received a receipt notice for the Form I-956F confirming its filing, investors may then file their associated Form I-526E based on that receipt notice.”
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