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[Q] Can a project started as a regular, direct EB-5 project be turned into a regional center EB-5 project?


[Q] Where a new commercial enterprise such as a large mixed-use commercial real estate development wishes to file a regional center application after some EB-5 investors have already invested in the same project under the regular EB-5 program, please confirm that it is permissible for a regional center proposal to be submitted for the new commercial enterprise in this situation as long as the economic impact analysis report indicates that the number of direct jobs already allocated to EB-5 investors under the regular program are not “double-counted” for subsequent investors under the regional center program.

USCIS' answer?

Yes, as long as the jobs are not “double-counted.”