2012/12/28 -- Interim EB-5 Tenant Occupancy Guidance Memo


On December 28, 2012, USCIS releases the following email.

Dear Stakeholders,

In May 2012, USCIS published operational guidance on EB-5 adjudications involving the tenant-occupancy methodology which explains how USCIS policy on deference to prior EB-5 adjudications applies in the context of determinations regarding the reasonableness of an economic methodology. Since this guidance was issued, USCIS has carefully considered responses to Requests for Evidence (RFEs) as well as input from other relevant government agencies and has issued further operational guidance to govern the adjudication of these cases. This guidance will be applied to pending cases involving the tenant-occupancy methodology, as well as cases filed on or after the date of this guidance.

Kind Regards,

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

See the following link for the Guidance Memo: http://eb-5center.com/files/Interim%20EB-5%20Tenant-Occupancy%20GM.pdf