EB-5 Investors Visa

This program is known as EB5 for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that participants receive. Congress created the EB5 Program in 1990.

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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USCIS set to speed up EB-5 processing

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On 29th March 2022, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced bureaucratic changes to address severe visa processing backlogs. Residency First welcomes these long overdue processing time improvements which USCIS finally acknowledges have worsened in recent years. They have now set new ‘Cycle Time’ processing goals. Under this announcement, USCIS targets an I-526 processing…

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EB-5 REAUTHORIZED AT $800,000

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We are pleased to announce that the EB-5 Program is now reauthorized. On March 15th, President Biden signed into law the ‘EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act 2022’ – reauthorizing EB-5 until September 30th 2027 with some important provisions for both existing and new applicants. This is the first time since 2015 we have had a…

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