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Which EB-5 form is required for a non-regional center project?

Which EB-5 form is required if the developer is already a U.S. citizen and is starting a standalone project as opposed to a regional center?

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no required EB-5 form for starting a standalone commercial project in the United States. However, there is certain business documentation that you must give to your prospective investors for submission to USCIS, along with their I-526 petitions. In this documentation, you will show that your project conforms to the EB-5 requirements as stated in the law.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
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    You would still file Form I-526 for a non-regional center (direct EB-5) case.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS forms are the same for either standalone or regional center.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The immigration petition that you file is the I-526 regardless of whether you are investing in the regional center project or in a standalone project directly.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    The typical form is the Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur noting that you are a direct investor in the project. It is important that you contact an immigration attorney to ensure that all documents are properly completed and include all supporting documents.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Individual cases are filed on Form I-526 by the investor.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    In a project that is not a regional center the employment numbers must be direct jobs. This is a complex question that will best be addressed in a consultation with an experienced EB-5 investment attorney.

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