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August 22 2018

EB-5 Adjustment of Status versus Obtaining an Immigrant Visa Via Consular Processing

After the EB-5 I-526 petition is granted, one residing in the United States (for example on an H-1B professional worker or F-1 student visa) has a choice of procedures to complete their immigration: 1) apply in the United States for "adjustment of status" or 2) apply for an immigrant visa (IV) abroad at the...

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June 25 2018

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase Delayed

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase Delayed The Office of Management & Budget has indicated the EB-5 visa investment amount may be increased in August 2018.  However, a few days ago, there was a hearing in Washington, DC where the head of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that the...

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May 10 2018

New EB-5 Investment Amount Possible in August

Possible Increase in EB-5 Investment Amount The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has just issued its agenda for new regulations and it again includes new EB-5 regulations. The OMB estimated “Final Action” to be in August 2018.The proposed rule change would increase the investment amount and change the TEA...

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April 25 2018

EB-5 Vietnam Quota Retrogression Explained

EB-5 Vietnam Quota Retrogression Explained with a State Department Offical's Estimate of the Rate of Advancement of the Quota (This applies only to EB-5 investors born in Vietnam) For more detailed information about the EB-5 program, contact our Vietnamese speaking EB-5 attorney Nam-Giao Do at ndo@aboutvisas.com. This memorandum explains information about the Vietnam...

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March 13 2018

A New EB-5 Law May Be Enacted

New EB-5 Law? Yesterday, a new EB-5 bill was circulated in Congress. Its backers will attempt to attach it to the continuing budget resolution that needs to be passed by March 23rd to continue to fund the government. The bill would implement significant changes to the Regional Center program. It would extend...

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