Today, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services published new versions of the Forms I-956, I-526E, and I-526. As of right now, the rest of the EB-5-related forms remain unchanged.
Starting May 15, USCIS will only accept the March 15, 2023 versions of the Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor.
Starting July 22, 2023, USCIS will only accept the March 15, 2023 version of the Form I-526, Petition for a Standalone Investor.
Additionally, USCIS also announced that it will no longer require biometrics submissions as part of the I-526E submission as well as the associated $85 fee.
Information on the new versions of the forms, including instructions, can be found on the USCIS website:
Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation
Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition for Regional Center Investor
Form I-526, Immigrant Petition for Standalone Investor
IIUSA is working on an analysis that looks at the changes to the forms and we hope to publish that in the coming days. If you are interested in contributing, please contact email@example.com