Important: USCIS Clarifies I-924A Filing Instructions – FY 2020

December 14, 2020

While the USCIS Form I-924A filing instructions here indicate that “you can use the 11/21/19” edition until January 5, 2021, there are two versions of the 11/21/19 edition circulating. USCIS will accept the correct version and reject the incorrect version.

The below is the correct version of the Form, page 1:

Correct Version
of the Form
(page 1)

*Notice the directions for extra space begin immediately under the header bars.

The below is the incorrect version of the Form, page 1:

Incorrect Version
of the Form
(page 1)

*Notice the directions for extra space begin
after the
attorney information boxes.

The timely filing of the Form I-924A is required of all regional centers to remain in good standing. Failure to timely file authorizes USCIS to issue a Notice of Intent to Terminate. A rejection notice will likely not arrive in time to file a timely FY 2020 Form I-924A on or before the December 29, 2020 deadline. So it is important to file the correct version at the outset.

Regional centers will benefit from close reading of the instructions on the website. Often filings are sent to the Immigrant Investor Program Unit in Washington, DC. The correct filing place is the California Service Center, with mailing address:

If you would like to have a consultation with Carolyn Lee PLLC before filing your Form I-924A, please contact clientsupport@carolynleepllc.com to schedule.

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