Effective January 26, 2009, all EB-5 related filings will be handled by the USCIS California Service Center. The fifth employment-based immigrant visa preference category, EB-5, provides visa numbers for immigrant investors seeking to pursue permanent residency in the United States.

EB-5 related filings include the following:  

  • Regional Center Proposals;
  • Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur;
  • Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions; and
  • Form I-485, Application to Adjust to Permanent Resident Status (only those based on an approved I-526).  

The USCIS Texas Service Center will no longer accept EB-5 related filings. All forms and proposals currently pending with the USCIS Texas Service Center will be transferred to the USCIS California Service Center for adjudication.  

EB-5 related filings should be submitted to the following addresses:  

For Non-United States Postal Service deliveries (e.g., private couriers such as FedEx, UPS)  

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services California Service Center  

ATTN: EB-5 Processing Unit  

24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor  

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  

For Direct (USPS) Mail:  

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  

California Service Center  

ATTN: EB-5 Processing Unit  

P.O. Box 10526  

Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0526