RIA Alert: New Form I-956F and Form I-956G Published

By |2022-06-03T12:30:24-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Alerts, Events|

The Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise (formerly known as “exemplar”) is a required filing for regional centers before investors can file their EB-5 petitions. The Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement, supersedes the prior Form I-924A. We’ll touch on these developments during the IIUSA Informational Webinar on [...]

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced

By |2021-03-22T14:26:06-04:00March 18th, 2021|Alerts, News, Posts|

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 Introduced March 18, 2021 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a senior member and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today introduced the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021 (the Integrity Act). The Integrity Act brings a [...]

Important: USCIS Clarifies I-924A Filing Instructions – FY 2020

By |2020-12-14T13:25:03-05:00December 14th, 2020|Alerts|

Important: USCIS Clarifies I-924A Filing Instructions – FY 2020 December 14, 2020 While the USCIS Form I-924A filing instructions here indicate that “you can use the 11/21/19” edition until January 5, 2021, there are two versions of the 11/21/19 edition circulating. USCIS will accept the correct version [...]

Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5

By |2020-04-23T18:18:40-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Alerts|

Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5 April 23, 2020 Presidential Proclamation limits immigrant entry for 60 days starting today, April 23, 2020. But EB-5 visa applicants are exempt along with healthcare workers, U.S. armed forces members and families, and admissions in the national interest among other categories. See Proclamation here. Nonimmigrant visa holders, [...]

EB-5 Alert – USCIS Processing Change

By |2020-01-30T03:15:17-05:00January 30th, 2020|Alerts|

EB-5 Alert New EB-5 Processing Plan Announced -- FIFO to FIVA January 29, 2020 USCIS stated in an announcement this morning that starting March 31, 2020, USCIS will "prioritize" petitions filed by investors from non-backlogged countries. Rather than processing cases "first in first out," it will focus on "visa availability," going from FIFO to FIVA. This [...]

Comprehensive EB-5 Bill Drops

By |2019-11-07T05:25:02-05:00November 7th, 2019|Alerts|

Senator Mike Rounds (R-ND), Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx) introduced a comprehensive EB-5 bill on 11/5/2019 marked S. 2778 and called “Immigrant Investor Program Reform Act.” Many of the elements, for example the bill’s integrity measures, are refined versions from prior legislative efforts. Some are notably new.  The bill calls for [...]

EB-5 Alert – H.R. 1044 Passes in the House – EB-5 Implications

By |2019-07-11T01:15:47-04:00July 11th, 2019|Alerts, Uncategorized|

EB-5 Alert July 10, 2019 The House Passes H.R. 1044 to Remove the Per Country Caps Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044). The vote was 365 in favor and 65 against. The bill, if enacted, would remove the 7% per country cap on employment-based visas, including [...]

EB-5 Alert: Latest EB-5 Visa Projections

By |2019-05-08T00:36:44-04:00May 7th, 2019|Alerts|

It's the longest wait estimate yet for Chinese nationals, exceeding 16 years. Indian nationals' wait time also lengthened to over 8 years for cases filing today. That's the bad news. The good news: beyond the top 6 usage countries, there is no backlog predicted for EB-5 investors from rest of world (ROW). Special thanks to [...]

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