Update on EB-5 Regulations The U.S. Office of Management and [...]
Many were concerned because the EB-5 Regional Center program expires [...]
By: Bernard Wolfsdorf and Joseph Barnett The threat of long visa [...]
On April 23, 2018, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa [...]
3 Things We learned from the USCIS Ombudsman 2018 Annual Report Regarding the Proposed Regulations and EB-5 Waiting Lines
By Joey Barnett & Bernard Wolfsdorf The USCIS Ombudsman, which [...]
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.
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.