By: James Cormie
On May 23, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a “conversation” regarding the implementation of the new Electronic Immigration System (ELIS). ELIS will transform the current EB-5 paper submission system into an online submission.
At the stakeholder teleconference on March 28, there were several concerns regarding the repeated submission of the documents filed at earlier stages with their Form I-526. USCIS plans to address this issue by adding a “document library” to ELIS so that investors may easily access documents related to the new commercial enterprise submitted with their I-924 Application for a Regional Center and attach them to their Form I-526. This simplifies the administrative hassle of submitting repetitive documents.
The conversation will teach filers the ins and the outs of the system and solicit feedback. If you are interested in participating in person, be quick to sign up as in-person registration is limited to 25 people.
To join in person, email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 22, 2013. Include your name, the organization you represent and reference “ELIS EB-5” in the subject line. To call in, visit the registration page before the same date, May 22, 2013. To dial in call: 1-800-857-0174 and with passcode: ELIS.