USCIS Releases Draft EB-5 Policy Manual

On November 30, 2016, USCIS released a draft EB-5 Policy Manual.  The draft EB-5 Policy Manual is a compendium and restatement of EB-5 law and USCIS EB-5 policy.  USCIS has provided a very short comment period.  Comments are due by December 14, 2016.  We provide a copy of the USCIS email notice below.  I.A. Donoso & Associates will be analyzing and commenting on this draft EB-5 Policy Manual, and will provide further updates as soon as additional information is available.

“Dear Stakeholder,

USCIS seeks your input on the USCIS Policy Manual item listed below which contains either new or revised policy guidance. Please note that this item is effective as of the date shown below.

Type of Document for Comment Title of Document  Related Documents Opening & Closing Dates for Comment  Effective Date of Policy
 USCIS Policy Manual  Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrants: Investors  Policy Alert  November 30, 2016 – December 14, 2016  November 30, 2016

Please send all comments to and be sure to include the following to make your comments clear:

State the title of the relevant volume and section in the subject line of your message;
Refer to a specific portion of the document;
Explain the reason for any recommended change; and
Include data, information, or authority that supports the recommendation.

If you are unable to access the document through the link provided above, please do the following:

1. Go to 
2. Select “Feedback Opportunities” on the left side of the page
3. Select “Policy Manual for Comment” on the left side of the page

Kind Regards,
USCIS Public Engagement Division”

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I.A. Donoso & Associates provide assistance with review and advice regarding eligibility under EB-5 category.


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