EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


EB-5 Category for Vietnamese Nationals No Longer Current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

$500,000 EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended to September 30, 2018
Posted on 03/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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We have just received confirmation that the current EB-5 regional center statute will be extended through September 30, 2018. This extension will be included in the funding bill expected to… Read More

Members of Congress Considering Major Changes to EB-5
Posted on 03/14/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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It has come to our attention that some members of Congress are currently reviewing a proposal to meaningfully change EB-5, likely cutting down the number of individuals who will be… Read More

New EB-5 Law Being Circulated in Congress
Posted on 03/13/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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A New EB-5 Bill is Being Reviewed In Congress A new EB-5 bill is making its rounds in Congress this week. In order to fund the government past March 23rd,… Read More

New Procedures Will Affect I-829 Dependents’ Process for Travel Outside US
Posted on 02/25/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) appear to have stopped issuing I-829 application receipts to dependents of EB-5 visa applicants. These receipts are issued after an EB-5 visa applicant… Read More

Investors Win in EB-5 Case vs. USCIS
Posted on 02/23/2018 by Mark Ivener

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  The Chiayu Chang, et al. vs USCIS court case was centered around the question of whether or not the USCIS acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner when it… Read More

EB-5 Regional Center Program Authorization has been extended
Posted on 02/23/2018 by Mark Ivener

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The United States congress has extended the Regional Center (RC) program until March 23rd, 2018. This is significant, as it may provide the most promising legislative option to get a… Read More

EB-5 Processing Time Statistics Updated by USCIS
Posted on 02/04/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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USCIS has begun processing I-526 petitions that it received before November 21, 2015, I-829 petitions received before September 2, 2015 and I-924 applications received before October 18, 2015. This has… Read More