January 24 2017

EB-5 Rule Changes & Application Timing

Many people are asking me how soon they should invest in order to qualify for EB-5 immigration at the current $500,000 investment level. The Immigration Service has published new rules suggesting an increase of a minimum of $1.35 million investment and as high as $1.8 million. The answer to the...

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January 19 2017

Analysis of the New Proposed EB-5 Rules

On January 13, 2017, the USCIS issued proposed new EB-5 visa requirements through a notice of proposed rulemaking.  If enacted, the new rules would increase the EB-5 investment amounts; create extremely restrictive new Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requirements; allow retention of priority dates; and make a few miscellaneous rule changes. ...

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January 12 2017

EB-5 investment increase $500K to $1.35 Million moves forward

The USCIS, after 2 years of discussion, published a new “proposed” rule for the EB-5 immigrant visa, the next to last step needed to increase the minimum EB-5 investment amount from $500,000 to $1,350,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (“TEA”) (high unemployment area) and in other areas to $1,800,000. The...

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January 9 2017

Latest EB-5 News: Government takes next step to increase investment amount to $1.35 Million

Latest EB-5 News: Government takes next step to increase investment amount to $1.35 MillionThe Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) sent new proposed rules for the EB-5 immigrant visa to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), which was the first step towards increasing the minimum EB-5 investment amount from $500,000 to...

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January 7 2017

E-2 Investor Visa Update

E-2 visas are available for citizens of about 80 countries. In a few months, citizens of Israel for the first time may obtain E-2 investor visas. The Israeli E-2 visa was created by treaty about 4 years ago but was held up waiting for the U.S. and Israel to agree...

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