Update on EB-5 Regulations The U.S. Office of Management and [...]
By Bernard Wolfsdorf 1) Circumventing Congress, the proposal does a [...]
Many were concerned because the EB-5 Regional Center program expires [...]
On April 23, 2018, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa [...]
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.
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