EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


Understanding Options Between EB-5 and E-2
Posted on 06/20/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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With the current EB-5 backlog in China, we are seeing a lot of new interest in the Grenada E-2 visa for Chinese nationals. With that in mind, this article seeks… Read More

Tenant Occupancy for EB-5 Has Been Revised
Posted on 05/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued guidance decided that tenant-occupancy methodologies will no longer be used to prove job creation. The USCIS has these methodologies do not… Read More

New USCIS Documentation Provides Interesting New Insights on EB-5
Posted on 05/18/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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USCIS Bulletin Shows Some Movement for China and Vietnam EB-5 Cutoff Dates The June Visa Bulletin recently released by USCIS shows EB-5 cutoff dates for China and Vietnam advancing 1… Read More

Delays in I-829 Approval Continue to Cause Issues for EB-5 Applicants
Posted on 05/16/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new Policy Alert updating the USCIS Policy Manual  to make some meaningful changes to the documentation required for conditional residency provided by… Read More

Office of Management and Budget Provides Interesting Insight on Potential Investment Amount Increases
Posted on 05/09/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Investment Amount Increases Possible as Soon as August A new agenda released by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) suggests that we may see an increase in EB-5… Read More

USCIS Begins Approving I-526 Petitions with Minors as Principal Applicants
Posted on 04/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun approval of I-526 petitions from principal applicants who were minors when the relevant EB-5 investment agreements were signed. This is a… Read More

New Insights Into I-829 Application Receipt Process
Posted on 04/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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My colleague, Martin Lawler, has provided some interesting insights into US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) issuance of receipts for I-829 petitions for removal of conditions on permanent status. Historically,… Read More

EB-5 Category for Vietnamese Nationals No Longer Current
Posted on 04/16/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Vietnamese EB-5 applications have been on the rise in recent years. This has officially lead to the EB-5 category becoming backlogged for Vietnamese nationals. This was expected, but is an… Read More

Key Considerations for Potential EB-5 Applicants from India
Posted on 04/13/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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With EB-5 applications from India on the rise in recent years, and significant changes to the program underway, today we are providing readers with some key information to consider regarding… Read More

EB-5 Regulations Extended to September 30, 2018, But May Still See Changes
Posted on 03/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The new law passed by Congress and signed into law by the President will extend the EB-5 program until September 30, 2018. This extension was enacted in a single reference… Read More