EB-5 Visa and Immigration News


USCIS Policy Update
Posted on 10/30/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making updates to its policy manual regarding the geographic area of a regional center. Namely, the updates involve changes to requests to… Read More

OMB Announcement Suggests EB-5 Investment Amount May Change Very Soon
Posted on 10/22/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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We have just received an updated notice from the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) regarding the potential increase in EB-5 investment amounts and the changing of TEA rules. This… Read More

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Short Term EB-5 Extension to 12/7/2018; Long Term Extension May Be Within Sight
Posted on 09/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s recent announcement that the government will continue to be funded through December 7th via a continuing resolution has some very positive implications for EB-5. This… Read More

E-2 As a Long Term Option to Immigrating by EB-5 to the US
Posted on 08/21/2018 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Over the past few years there have been a lot of changes to EB-5 that have made it a more difficult program for many potential immigrants to use. A few… Read More

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