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Will I be able to get the administration fee back if the regional center project fails?

I understand that if my I-526 gets denied by USCIS, I will get the investment back. However, will I get the administration fee back if the project fails?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    That depends on the project and on the subscription agreement but generally, if the petition is rejected, most regional centers do not refund the administrative fee.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    That would depend on the terms of the agreement between you and the regional center.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to consult the particular regional center you are interested in and get an attorney to read the fine print with you.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    That is between you and the regional center project.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. They are usually nonrefundable, but your project documents will specify.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the financial stability of the project. If it fails, probably not, unless the funds are still in escrow at a bank.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    What does the contract say about admin fees? That is where your answer will be.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    You, certainly are entitled to the return of the administration fee. The only question, of course, is if the regional center has the remaining funds to return this fee. If this fee went to a third party that also could also create difficulty. I would recommend you consult with your investment immigration attorney on this issue.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should check the subscription agreement.

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    This is a question for the regional center that sponsored the project.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the policies of the project. Admin fees are kind of outside the jurisdiction of USCIS because they are separate from the required investment. Some may return admin fees. Many do not. Check your PPM and subscription/partnership agreements.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, you will not get it back as they would have been spent on various matters. However, check your subscription agreement on how the administrative fee is supposed to be handled if the I-526 is denied.

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