The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) continues to update the Foreign Affairs Manual (“FAM”) in numerous areas, including recent changes in guidance regarding eligibility for E-2 treaty investor visas. Here are five changes to know.
EB-5 success stories often occur but are rarely publicized. On the other hand, news about “failing” EB-5 projects, or the involvement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), or lawsuits brought by EB-5 investors against project developers or Regional Centers attract readership and are aplenty.
Vietnam retrogression has now occurred and only Vietnamese EB-5 applicants who filed before July 22, 2014 will be eligible to receive an EB-5 immigrant visa. However, starting October 1, 2018, we expect the Vietnam Final Action Date to be sometime in 2015 or 2016.
USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year [...]
Recent tweets from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) indicate that administrative changes to the EB-5 Program are a priority in Fiscal Year 2018. It now appears almost certain the proposed regulations from over one year ago will be finalized very soon.
An insight into recent developments in US immigration policy under the Trump administration
5 things you need to know about the EB-5 visa backlogs
These events such as marriage or divorce can significantly impact your case. Since the EB-5 process is often a long journey, these questions seem to be coming up more often.
USCIS has updated its official Case Processing Time webpage, in [...]
An extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program to September 30, 2018 is expected to be signed into law by President Trump this week.