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EB-5 Regulation to Substantially Increase the Minimum Investment Amount Moves Forward
Posted on 03/01/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Recent news out of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suggests that an increase to the EB-5 minimum investment amount may come in the next few months. OMB recently… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 3: Changes to EB-5 Requirements and General Trends
Posted on 02/18/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Over the past few weeks, I have been posting thoughts on the key EB-5 developments of 2018. We’ve covered changes to the Regional Center Program, as well as the shifts… Read More

New Information on I-829 Receipts and Impacts of the Government Shutdown
Posted on by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Information Regarding I-829 Receipts In order to file for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status, investors must complete the I-829 Form. It will only be approved if… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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

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

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