1 October 2018
The (EB-5) program, which was set to expire on September 30, 2018 has been extended again until the beginning of December (after midterm elections) . On Friday September 28, 2018 President Trump signed a spending package that includes a short-term continuing resolution (CR) extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 7, 2018.
2 April 2018
Form DS-5535, 'Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants,' is a new Department of State (DOS) form requesting extensive personal information for visa applicants, including address history, family information, employment history, and social media history. The form requests user names and handles for all social media platforms the applicant has used in the last 5 years 'as part of a public profile.'
25 March 2018
The U.S. Congress passed a spending bill early Friday March 23 , 2018 that will extend for another six months the controversial EB-5 immigration visa program which gives foreigners a path to U.S. Green Card and citizenship in exchange for a minimum investment of USD 500,000 in a job-creating project. Having said that, we are pleased to announce that the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has been extended to September 30, 2018, with the minimum required investment amount remaining at USD 500,000.
13 February 2018
With the elevated uncertainty in the MENA, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report for Immigrant Visas Issued and Adjustments of Status for fiscal Year is reporting an increasing interest in immigration to the US through the EB-5 program. The report reveals some outstanding shifts taking place in the EB-5 market.
8 February 2018
On Tuesday February 6th 2018, by a vote of 245-182, the House approved its version of the fifth Continuing Resolution (5th CR), funding government operations and extending government programs, such as EB-5 program, until March 23 2018 . The bill now proceeds to the Senate for further consideration.
4 February 2018
EB-5 immigrant investor program is a United States immigration program that offers citizens of other countries the opportunity to seek permanent U.S. residency through job creation in the U.S. For investments in areas other than 'targeted employment areas,' the minimum amount of investment is US$1 million. Investments in 'targeted employment areas,' which include most regional center projects, can qualify with a minimum of US$500,000.
31 January 2018
The updated information doesn’t have any specific affects pertaining to the EB-5 visa program, unless the applicant is from the countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen . However, the travel ban’s increased scrutiny on foreign nationals still remains. EB-5 applicants can still expect further questioning and may also need to hand over their social media account information before given the chance of approval for their EB-5 visa.
23 January 2018
By a vote of 266-150 on January 22th 2018 (three days after the previous extension deadline of midnight on January 19th ), the House passed the Senate amendment, extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to February 8th 2018. The bill now goes to the president who is expected to sign it into law.
18 January 2018
The (EB-5) Regional Center Program is set to expire on January 19, 2018. There has recently been proposed legislation to extend the EB-5 Program to February 16th 2018 . We will provide an update as soon as the CR has passed and been signed.
21 December 2017
On December 13, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a Continuing Resolution that would for the short term extend federal funding and maintain current federal operations (currently authorized to December 22) until January 19, 2018. Although the provisions do not state EB-5per se, it is highly possible that EB-5 will hitchhike the CR and get another short extension to next year.
19 October 2016
Is There a Difference Between EB-5 Regional Centers vs Individual EB-5 Projects
19 July 2016
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is the best route for investors and high net worth individuals to obtain U.S. green cards. By investing in a business in the U.S., foreign nationals’ funds help boost the American economy and create thousands of jobs for U.S. citizens. The program options are either to invest US$500,000 in a Regional Center, or to invest US$1 million in a new business development located in non-rural and non-targeted employment areas.