May 10 2018

New EB-5 Investment Amount Possible in August

Possible Increase in EB-5 Investment Amount The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has just issued its agenda for new regulations and it again includes new EB-5 regulations. The OMB estimated “Final Action” to be in August 2018.The proposed rule change would increase the investment amount and change the TEA...

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April 25 2018

EB-5 Vietnam Quota Retrogression Explained

EB-5 Vietnam Quota Retrogression Explained with a State Department Offical's Estimate of the Rate of Advancement of the Quota (This applies only to EB-5 investors born in Vietnam) For more detailed information about the EB-5 program, contact our Vietnamese speaking EB-5 attorney Nam-Giao Do at This memorandum explains information about the Vietnam...

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April 12 2018

Indian EB-5 News and New Social Media Rules

EB-5 India For some time, there has been an increase in EB-5 applicants from India.  In the past, Indian EB-5 investors almost exclusively sought out “direct” investments rather than regional center projects.  This is because one may earn a high rate of return with a business one owns or in which...

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April 4 2018

The Latest on EB-5 I-829 Receipts

I have previously written about the issuance of receipts for I-829 petitions for removal of conditions on permanent residence status.  When a conditional green card expires, the government’s I-829 receipt, along with the expired conditional green card, acts as a one-year extension of the green card.  Dependents (spouses and children)...

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March 20 2018

EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extended

The national EB-5 regional center trade association has just confirmed what I predicted last week: the omnibus funding legislation that will pass on March 23, 2018 will include an extension of the current EB-5 Regional Center Program through September 30, 2018.  This means that for now, the minimum investment amount remains at $500,000...

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