USCIS Releases Form I-956F and Form I-956G Under EB5 Investor Program

EB-5 immigrant investor program - form I-956F, form I-956G,

On June 2, 2022, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released two new forms related to the EB5 immigrant investor program [news release]:

Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise
Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement

Both of these forms were created under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 [link], a statute that revised the EB5 statutes found in section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Both of the forms apply to certain regional center cases. Where applicable, they will be required for EB5 petitions effective June 2, 2022.

The USCIS explained the purpose of the new forms.

The Form I-956F can only be filed by an approved EB5 regional center. The Service explains that “[it] is similar in some respects to an 'exemplar' submission on Form I-924 under the previous program.” The Form I-956F “is required by statute for regional centers to apply for approval of each particular investment offering through an associated new commercial enterprise.” The filing fee for the Form I-956F is $17,795.

The Service explained that the Form I-956G replaces the Form I-924A from the previous EB5 program and rules that existed prior to the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. The filing fee for the Form I-956F is $3,035.

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