Regional Centers require USCIS authorization to offer investments. The law that gives this authorization expires periodically. The current authorization expires on September 30, 2015. In the past, the law authorizing Regional Centers has been renewed, though it is difficult to predict what will happen in the future.
Each year, the U.S. government makes available to the public 10,000 new EB-5 visas. A minimum of 3,000 of those visas are set aside for investors making investments in a project sponsored by an EB-5 Regional Center.
The investor is required to have a role in the management or policymaking of the company that he or she invested in. Limited partnerships and certain limited liability companies have been general recognized as appropriate investment vehicles under the EB-5 Program.