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November 5 2015

Regional Center Processing Time and Annual Reports

I-924 RC Processing Time We just had another Regional Center charter granted by the USCIS. It was based on a hypothetical project. This application was pending 9 months before approval.  The current USCIS posted processing time is 12.3 months. RC Annual Reports I-924A Regional Center Annual Reports for fiscal year 2014 are due...

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October 30 2015

The Second Surge and New Visa Bulletin

The Second Surge The September 30th end of the Regional Center EB-5 program came, and Congress punted the ball downfield to extend the program to December 11. We filed many I-526s, new Regional Center applications and I-526 project exemplars before September 30th. I then took a vacation to Europe to rest...

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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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