Julia RoussinovaImmigration Attorney
You will need to inquire with specific Regional Centers you are interested in investing into or have your immigration attorney inquire. Many Regional Centers make their approval rates for I-526 and I-829 petitions public to attract prospective EB-5 investors. Regional Centers established in 2007-2008 will most likely have approved I-829s given the applicable processing time frames for I-526s and I-829s. Regional Centers that are younger and established in 2010 or later will unlikely have I-829 approval statistics. It is important that you engage in due diligence in researching Regional Centers you are interested in investing into. There are about 6 Regional Centers that have approved I-829s. However, methodology for a current project or projects within a particular Regional Center may differ from its previous methodology for successful projects with approved I-829s. To that end, due diligence is important to verify how new projects may be similar to the successful ones with approved I-829s within the same Regional Center.