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Visa Bulletin Released – India EB-5 Category to Become Current

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Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2020: The U.S. Department of State recently published its monthly Visa Bulletin for July, 2020. Employment Based Green Cards The July, 2020 visa bulletin shows modest movement forward for most Employment-based categories and significant movement forward for EB-1 and EB-5 India. The upcoming visa bulletin shows that EB-5 India will…

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EB-5 Excluded From Trump’s Immigration Suspension

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President Signs Proclamation to Temporarily Suspend Immigration to the United States EB-5 Investors Among Those Exempted. Washington, D.C., April 24, 2020:  Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation on Thursday which temporarily suspends immigration to the United States for 60 days. The proclamation becomes effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59…

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Trump Temporarily Suspends Immigration to the U.S.

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Washington, D.C., April 20, 2020: President Trump by Twitter announced his intention to adopt an executive order that temporarily suspends all immigration to the United States.  Observers expect the executive order to be signed on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. If signed, and if as described, the executive order would mark the most sweeping restrictions on…

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USCIS improvements in EB-5 processing times

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USCIS processing times have slowed considerably in the last year. Recently, USCIS has announced a processing methodology change which is going to be implemented in April. This will result in reduced waiting times for almost all nationalities, save for the Chinese. Washington DC based Immigration lawyers Donoso & Partners LLC have drafted an article on…

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New EB-5 Applications continue

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We’re pleased to confirm that, despite the difficulties, Residency Invest and it’s partners continue to facilitate US I-526 investment visa green card applications for EB-5. We have an hotel project in Hollywood LA which is nearing construction completion and is close to the end of its subscription phase. It can therefore be regarded as fully…

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USCIS to Change Process for Managing Pending EB-5 Petitions

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Who Wins from the USCIS EB-5 Adjudications Change? Washington, D.C. – February 24, 2020 – On January 29, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will no longer process EB-5 visas on a first-come-first-served basis. What Does This Policy Change Mean? The new USCIS adjudications policy means that the agency will move away…

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EB-5 Investment Amounts Increase to $900,000 and $1.8 Million

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The new EB-5 Regulations went into effect on November 21, 2019.   Here is what you need to know: What are the New Minimum EB-5 Investment Amounts? For any visa petitions filed on or after November 21, 2019, the new minimum capital investment amounts apply.  Minimum investment amounts increased to US$900,000 for investments in rural areas…

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EB-5 APPLICATION EXTENSION BULLETIN

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Lawyers extend their final date to be engaged to October 28. They then can file your application before the increase. Source of Funds history must be straight forward. The lawyer most of our applicants use has a 100% EB-5 application approval success record. After November 21, new rules impose an investment increase to $900,000, plus…

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After Blocking S. 386, Sen. Durbin Introduces RELIEF Act to Increase Legal Immigration

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Once again, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked for unanimous consent from the Senate this week to pass the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, S. 386 in the Senate and H.R. 1044 in the House, that would lift per-country caps for employment-based green cards, but Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) objected. Sen. Durbin used his objection…

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EB-5 Minimum Investment Increases to US$900,000 Starting November 21, 2019

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EB-5 Minimum Investment Increases to US$900,000 Starting November 21, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 23, 2019 –  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish the new EB-5 regulations as a Final Rule on July 24, 2019, and will become effective on November 21, 2019. The major change created by the new regulations is to…

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