November 21 2015

EB-5 Regional Center Extension Bill Update

Someone once said, “Laws are like sausages – it is better not to see them being made.” As the December 11th deadline for the expiration of the current EB-5 Regional Center program approaches, the final provisions of the EB-5 extension bill are still unknown. Congress is working on the bill and...

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November 12 2015

U.S. Department of State December 2015 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released the upcoming visa bulletin for December 2015. Click on the link below to access the current and upcoming bulletins.

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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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