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October 1 2015

Surge, TEA and Grandfathering

Surge The surge is over, for now. We filed many I-526s, exemplars, and new Regional Center (RC) applications before the EB-5 RC statute expiration on September 30, 2015. The Congress today extended the current EB-5 RC statute to December 11. No one knows for sure what Congress will do then, but...

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August 3 2015

U.S. Department of State Current Visa Bulletin

Archived Visa Bulletins: Online versions of the Visa Bulletin are for informational purposes only and every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy. Any questions regarding a cut-off date for a specific month can often be confirmed by consulting an official copy of the Visa Bulletin, available upon request...

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August 3 2015

Loan Duration

EB-5 Newsletter For regional centers, developers and financiers LOAN DURATIONMany Regional Centers (“RCs”) take in EB-5 capital to the New Commercial Enterprise (“NCE”) which then loans the funds to the Job Creating Entity (“JCE”).The loan terms are often for 5 years, enough time for the EB-5 investor to immigrate to the...

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August 1 2015

USCIS Processing Times

To find the information you are looking for, click on the USCIS website link below and then choose appropriate Service Center at the bottom of the USCIS web page: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to providing the best possible customer service before and after you file your...

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July 20 2015

Tourist Visas to Visit Potential EB-5 Projects

Last week the White House released a statement regarding immigration reform.  It included vague statements on EB-5.  The White House said the Department of Homeland Security will create rules requiring conflict-of-interest disclosures by Regional Center principals, background checks, public disclosure requirements, and increasing the minimum qualifying amount of investment.  Most important,...

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