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Has the EB-5 regional center program been reauthorized or not?

My regional center EB-5 I-526 was approved on Feb. 1. I have been trying to contact the national visa center for a month to ask when I could get an interview. Yesterday my call finally got through and they told me the program has not been reauthorized yet. However, everyone knows the regional center program has been reauthorized. I was told to call USCIS. I am so confused. Is it possible that although the program has been reauthorized, my case has not? What should I do now?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The EB-5 has been re-authorized until September 2019. With regards to the National Visa Center, work with your attorney and wait for subsequent correspondence. In fact, you will need to pay an application fee and complete necessary form(s) online, prior to securing an interview.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    Wait a few weeks and call the NVC again. By then the system should begin once more to process cases such as yours.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Is has, but the Department of State Visa Bulletin for March must have been drafted before the reauthorization, so visas were still listed as unavailable. The April bulletin should remedy this, but in the meantime, getting immigrant visas or green cards may be delayed.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 regional center program has been reauthorized until Sept. 30, 2019.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    The regional center program has certainly been extended to Sept. 30, 2019. Frankly, this is not something you should be worrying about. If you are working with a competent immigration attorney specializing in EB-5, he or she would advise you accordingly.

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    Mitch Wexler

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should engage an experienced EB-5 lawyer to navigate through this for you. This is not a DIY project.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional center program has been extended to Sept. 30, 2019. Have your immigration attorney contact NVC, enter appearance, and obtain status of the NVC case. It takes USCIS about 30 days to forward an approved I-526 to NVC.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional center program was reauthorized to Sept. 30 of this year. You should be working with an experienced investment immigration lawyer who can definitely take care of this for you, as the NVC can be difficult to work with.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, until Sept. 30, 2019. Cases going from USCIS to NVC typically take six to eight weeks or more these days. After that, you can send an email to NVCresearch@state.gov to see if they have the case from USCIS yet and have assigned you a case number.

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    Kevin Michael Reilly

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional center program was most recently authorized to Sept. 30, 2019 as part of H.J.Res 31, signed on Feb. 15, 2019.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes. There is reauthorization through Sept. 30, 2019.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The program has been reauthorized until Sept. 30, 2019. The March Visa Bulletin is confusing. You need to read the February 2019 Visa Bulletin note D together with the March Visa Bulletin.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional center program has been temporarily extended to Sept. 30, 2019. The NVC may not have been updated on the info. You should contact them again if your case does not proceed accordingly.

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