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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December 23 2016

Winter Work – unlike past years for EB-5

Typically, the period from mid-December to mid-February is quiet for EB-5 visa applications due to the celebration of the holidays in the U.S. followed by the Lunar New Year in China and other Asian countries. However, the first quarter of 2017 will not be like those of the past for...

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