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How can an approved regional center relocate prior to the I-526 stage?

We recently got our regional center approved, having filed an I-924 application with a hypothetical EB-5 project. However, new info has arisen that favors a relocation to an entirely different market, and it looks highly unlikely that our project will succeed in the area in which we initially established our regional center. Can an already approved EB-5 regional center obtain USCIS approval to relocate to an entirely different, non-contiguous geographical market prior to the I-526 stage? How would we make this change?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You need to file an amendment (Form I-924) to your regional center designation.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The conservative approach would be to file a new I-924. These are some major changes.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You may apply to them for a change of geographical area. You need to supply them with the new information for the area as well as your reasoning for the change.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You will have to file an amended I-924.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You need to file an amended I-924 and you can only use it if you can show the economic impact of the new area is consistent with the original job creation plan.

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