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Portugal Golden Visa

Window to Apply Extended. Portugal EU Golden Visa Ending

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On May 19th the bill to end the Golden Visa program was approved in the Portuguese parliament.The details of how the program will end is still under discussion. It is therefore expected that applicants still have another 6 weeks in which to file their application. It was also confirmed that all applicants who file before the…

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Does the U.S. Bank Issues Affect EB-5?

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Does the U.S. Bank Issues Affect EB-5? London. March 14, 2023. Residency First Ltd  News broke over the weekend that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank (SB) were in serious financial difficulties. What does this mean for EB-5 investors?   In a joint statement on Sunday, the FDIC, Federal Reserve and Department of the Treasury said…

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USCIS Fixes at last: Children Ageing Out Following EB-5 Approval

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17 Feb 23: USCIS Fixes at last: Children Ageing Out Following EB-5 Approval USCIS: “We updated how we calculate the age of child beneficiaries for immigrant visas under the Child Status Protection Act. This will prevent some child beneficiaries from aging out of child status & allow them to adjust status with their parents.” Full…

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Updates on EB-5 Waiting List for China and India

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Washington, D.C., September 8, 2022: The Department of State issued the October 2022 Visa Bulletin and it includes important updates for Chinese-born and Indian-born EB-5 petitioners.The Visa Bulletin is the monthly report that determines whether there is a waiting list for U.S. permanent residence visas (“Green Cards”). 1) List A and List B Remain Current for…

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Genuine EB-5 Engagement Promised

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Article by Lucid Professional Writing – An EB-5 Blog I’m overjoyed to report a positive development. For the first time in years, USCIS is holding an EB-5 stakeholder engagement that promises to include engagement (not just updates and not just listening, but “a question-and-answer session to answer questions“(!!!) From 2010 to 2017, USCIS used to…

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US Immigration – Powering the American Dream

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Study finds more than half of U.S. startup companies valued at $1 billion or more started by immigrants.  The study from the National Foundation for American Policy indicated that almost two-thirds of U.S. billion-dollar companies were co-founded by immigrants and native-born Americans. Additionally, almost 80% of U.S. unicorn companies (privately-held, billion-dollar companies) have an immigrant…

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EB-5 Opening for New Applicants – Act Now

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Regional Center EB-5 Program is opening for new applicants Residency First is delighted to announce that late on Friday, a U.S.  federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop USCIS from deauthorizing EB-5 Regional Centers under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (“RIA”), and ordering USCIS to accept and process I-526 visa petitions from new applicants. We are advising…

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Court Warns USCIS About EB-5 Policy

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San Francisco, June 3, 2022: News from the Behring Regional Center lawsuit from the federal court in San Francisco appears to indicate that USCIS will lose its efforts to require EB-5 regional centers existing prior to March 15, 2022 to apply to USCIS for re-certification or lose their operating licenses.Behring Regional Center is challenging a…

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EB-5: When can new investors file an application?

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We do have a single Direct EB-5 subscription available now for immediate filing. This subscription would be ideal for a family with children approaching the age of 21 therefore at risk of ‘ageing out’ due to the ongoing delays in the resumption of the Regional center program. Click here to request further information. Regional Center…

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Everything you need to know about the UAE’s new rules for the Golden Visa, Green Residency, and long-term entry permits

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The UAE Cabinet has revealed a sweeping set of new rules that widen the eligibility criteria for 10-year and 5-year visas, while announcing new long-term entry permits for tourists, visitors, jobseekers, and students. Long-term visas for the UAE – including the 10-year Golden Residence Visa and the 5-year Green Residence visa – as well as…

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