New Regional Center (CNMI)

The USCIS list of approved Regional Centers has been updated with the first new entry of 2013:

Name: Marianas EB-5 Regional Center
Location: Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands
Scope: I have not yet found the designation letter, but you can read about the center in the Saipan Tribune.

I’ll be interested to see how the USCIS Regional Center list changes this year. 2012 (calendar year) saw just 19 new regional centers added to the list, as compared to 74 new centers in 2011. USCIS statistics for I-924s (initial and amendment applications) in FY2012 report 240 applications received and 98 processed (35 approved and 63 denied). One hopes that the new guidance memo will result in decisions being made on many pending applications.

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2 Responses to New Regional Center (CNMI)

  1. P.P. Wang says:

    Will the information contained in the recently-filed regional center I-924A forms be made publicly available? If so, when? Thanks.

    • USCIS has said that it will publish info gleaned from the I-924A submissions, but I haven’t heard a target date. I guess that this labor-intensive task is probably a low priority considering the back-log, case volumes, and operational changes faced by the USCIS EB-5 team.

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