EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


National Visa Center Processing of EB-5 Petitions
Posted on 07/31/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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The Department of State has issued guidance that all I-526 petitions for the EB-5 visa program must move to electronic processing as of June 2018. In order to communicate with… Read More

Review of 2017 USCIS Change of Rules for Redeployment
Posted on 07/27/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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As we have been continuing to provide new viewpoints and updates on key facets of the EB-5 program, a few potentially meaningful regulatory changes enacted over the past few years… Read More

Why EB-5 Makes Sense for Many Indian Nationals
Posted on 06/28/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Just to give a basic sense of the difficulties Indian nationals may face in gaining permanent residence or a Green Card, here is an example of what might be experienced… Read More

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