USCIS will issue a Notice of Intent to Terminate a regional center’s participation in the Immigrant Investor Program if the regional center:
- Fails to submit required information to USCIS; or
- No longer serves the purpose of promoting economic growth.
For our legal authority, see 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 204.6(m)(6).
The regional center must be provided 30 days from receipt of the Notice of Intent to Terminate to offer evidence opposing the ground or grounds alleged in the notice. (See 8 CFR 204.6(m)(6).)
Note: A Notice of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) does not prevent the regional center from continuing to operate. A NOIT is not the same as a Notice of Termination. Depending on the decision, a NOIT may or may not lead to termination.
We review any response to the Notice of Intent to Terminate and decide whether or not to terminate the regional center’s designation.
If we do not terminate the designation, we will notify the regional center through a Notice of Reaffirmation. This notice means that the regional center remains approved to participate in the Immigrant Investor Program.
If we terminate the designation, we will notify the regional center of the reasons through a Notice of Termination of the regional center’s participation in the Immigrant Investor Program.
Appeals and Motions
A terminated regional center may appeal the decision. In addition to, or instead of, filing an appeal, a terminated regional center may file a motion to reopen and/or reconsider the decision.
For filing information, see 8 CFR 103.3 and 103.5 and visit uscis.gov/i-290b.
Terminated Regional Centers
A regional center that USCIS has terminated from the EB-5 program may not solicit, generate or promote investors or investments, or otherwise participate as a designated regional center in connection with the Immigrant Investor Program.
Note: An EB-5 investor’s conditional permanent resident status, if already obtained, is not automatically terminated if that individual has invested in a new commercial enterprise associated with a regional center that USCIS terminates. The investor will continue to have the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with EB-5 program requirements. For more details on the compliance requirements, visit EB-5 Immigrant Investor Process.
Below is a list of EB-5 regional centers whose participation in the Immigrant Investor Program has been terminated. These regional centers no longer appear on the list of approved regional centers.
USCIS has terminated 41 regional centers as of Feb. 23 , 2016.
|Regional Center Name||Regional Center ID||Termination Date||State(s)|
|U.S. Investment Regional Center, LLC||
Luca Energy Fund Regional Center
|Chicago Regional Center||ID1131350349||1/5/2016||Illinois|
|Twin Development LLC Regional Center||ID1031910168||12/8/2015||Washington|
|Spring Hill Homes LP Regional Center||ID1229350789||10/22/2015||Texas|
|USA Lifestyles Regional Center||ID1034750122||10/13/2015||Maine|
|Next Bay Properties, LLC||ID1031910043||10/1/2015||California|
|EB-5, MRC LLC||ID1031910165||6/9/2015||Michigan|
|Coastal Carolina Regional Center||ID1034250072||5/15/2015||South Carolina|
|New Jersey Liberty Regional Center||ID1127750327||5/15/2015||New Jersey|
|Front Burner Restaurants Regional Center – Southern California||ID1323551198||5/14/2015||California|
|Louisiana Mississippi Regional Center||ID1031910130||5/13/2015||Louisiana|
|Tennessee Regional Center, LLC||ID1031910190||5/7/2015||Tennessee|
|US HITEC Regional Center||ID1034750120||5/4/2015||Illinois|
|LaSalle County Business Development Center LLC||ID1031910115||5/4/2015||Illinois|
|Nevada California Regional Center||ID1031910063||4/21/2015||Nevada|
|Ariel International Regional Center||ID1303951082||3/27/2015||Texas|
|Palm Coast Florida Regional Center||ID1031910109||3/18/2015||Florida|
|New Jersey Regional Center, LLC||ID1031910129||3/9/2015||New Jersey|
|American Life Ventures Everett, LLC||ID1031910141||3/9/2015||Washington|
|Silicon Valley Venture Investment Regional Center||ID1031910175||2/25/2015||California|
|Tucker Development Corporation Regional Center||ID1034250065||2/23/2015||Michigan|
|Buffalo Regional Center||ID1031910122||2/23/2015||New York|
|Midwest EB-5 Regional Center, LLC||ID1031910178||2/13/2015||Kentucky|
|Hollywood Beach Regional Center||ID1034250075||10/8/2014||Florida|
|Invest US Regional Center||ID1031910206||9/29/2014||Wyoming|
|Gateway Georgia Regional Center||ID1207950613||9/29/2014||Georgia|
|South West Bio Fuel RC LLC||ID1031910147||9/29/2014||Texas|
|South Florida EB-5 Regional Center||ID1207250612||8/15/2014||Florida|
|Michigan Renaissance Regional Center||ID1135450412||8/15/2014||Michigan|
|Kansas BioFuel Regional Center LLC||ID1031910150||8/15/2014||Kansas|
|Ecorntech Regional Center||ID1031910120||8/15/2014||Wisconsin|
|Lake Buena Vista RC||ID1031910135||7/23/2012||Florida|
|USA Now Regional Center||ID1031910031||3/28/2014||Texas|
|North Carolina Center for Foreign Investments, LLC||ID1031910116||12/3/2013||North Carolina|
|Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago||ID1031910085||11/20/2013||Illinois|
|Mamtek Regional Center||ID1105950169||4/11/2012||Missouri|
|El Monte Regional Center||ID1031910138||9/19/2011||California|
|Unibex Global Corporation||ID1031910224||5/30/2008||Texas|
An asterisk (*) next to a regional center’s name means that the regional center is currently appealing the decision to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office.
A regional center that has been terminated from the EB-5 program may not solicit, generate or promote investors or investments for any other EB-5-related projects, or otherwise participate in the Immigrant Investor Program.
Note: This page is provided for informational purposes only. USCIS plans to update this page periodically but makes no claims that the published list of terminated regional centers is complete, timely or accurate. Any use or reliance on the information provided is strictly at your own risk. Please see USCIS Website Policies for further information.
This page does not represent a legal notice or investment advice of any kind. Potential investors should always do their own research and consult with a financial professional before making any investment decision. USCIS has issued a joint advisory with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Investor Alert: Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program. The SEC offers free investor education materials. For more information, visit Investor.gov.
To request that information on this page be updated, a regional center’s official point of contact may write to USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@dhs.uscis.gov or:
USCIS Headquarters, Immigrant Investor Program
131 M Street NE, Mailstop 2235
Washington, DC 20529