17 March 2022
The EB-5 Regional Center Program Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 includes a number of significant changes to the EB-5 program.
13 March 2022
Congress adopted the 2022 EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act, reopening the EB-5 Regional Center program and raising investment to US$800,000.
21 February 2022
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program reauthorization blocked. The direct EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program will continue as before.
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.