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Questions and Answers: EB-5 Further Deployment

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Q1. Do I have to submit information for further deployment activities when I file Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center?    A1. For now, Form I-924A does not require information about further deployment activity. However, we routinely revise forms and a future version of Form I-924A may require such information. We will accept a Form I-924A that includes redeployment information; for example, an investor could include such information in the Additional Information section, Part 11.…

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2020 Deadline Approaches for Congress to Extend or Renew the EB-5 Regional Center program

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The end of the 2020 Fiscal Year on September 30th brings with it a deadline for Congress to extend or renew the EB-5 Regional Center program. For the EB-5 program to continue uninterrupted, it requires Congress to pass budget legislation, including a possible continuing resolution, to extend government services. There are only eight legislative days…

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USCIS 2021 Update On EB-5 Filing Fees

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The USCIS Adjusts EB-5 Filing Fees for Investors and Regional Centers FY 2021 Today, to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recovers its costs of services, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that adjusts fees for EB-5 investors and Regional Centers and other immigration and naturalization benefit requests. This fee…

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India No Longer Faces EB-5 Visa Retrogression

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India is no longer facing a visa backlog. This progression comes despite the closures of the U.S. foreign consulates and embassies. The Dates for Filing on the Visa Bulletin remain unchanged in July, but USCIS has stated that they will instead be using Final Action Dates to determine who is eligible to file for adjustment…

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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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