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[Q] When do jobs have to be created for regional center project?


[Q] What is USCIS’ position on whether and when jobs have to be created for regional center projects at either the I-526 stage or the I-829 stage? What is USCIS’ specific legal basis for these positions?

USCIS Answer: We hope that we have answered this in the June 17 memo:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/eb5_17jun09.pdf.

EB-5 Center comments: The above is an important USCIS guidance memo. Not only do requisite 10 full-time jobs have to be created, but they have to be created within the requisite time as set forth by USCIS. Therefore, not only "how many" but "when" are controlling questions. This all goes to show you that it's not easy to set up a good EB-5 regional center based EB-5 project.