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[HOT] Is advance "pre-approval" for a RC based EB-5 project useful?


Despite what many are saying, not really, for the following reasons:

1. It takes just too long to obtain the pre-approval: 6 months or longer.

2. Even with the pre-approval, CSC is known to issue RFEs on the very project which was pre-approved, even though no aspect of the EB-5 project changed after the pre-approval was obtained.

3. In fact, USCIS representative during a recent public meeting stated that USCIS had in fact never encouraged regional centers to obtain pre-approvals! We do not agree with this statement, but USCIS can offer a revisionist version, I guess.