Category Archives: EB-5 Information

  1. How To Overcome A Lengthy Absence From The US As A Green Card Holder

    Once you obtain the green card you need to be careful not to lose it.  Obtaining a green card and maintaining permanent residence requires an individual to spend most of their time in the US. When COVID hit a lot of green card holders got caught outside of the US and were forced to remain…

  2. USCIS Claims It Will Adjudicate Cases Faster And Expands Premium Processing

    For a long time, processing times for applications filed at USCIS have been spiraling out of control and certain applications do not qualify for premium processing. For example, the current processing time for EB-5 cases is 47-71 months!  Imagine investing over half a million dollars, paying a $3,675 filing fee and then having to wait…

  3. Breaking News! Congress Reauthorizes the EB-5 Regional Center Program

    Late last evening, the US Congress reauthorized the EB-5 Regional Center Program by a vote of 68-31.  This is great news for current EB-5 Regional Center investors and those who are looking to utilize the EB-5 Regional Center program moving forward. As a part of the reauthorization, it is expected that USCIS will immediately start…

  4. Understanding the Rapid EB-5 Visa Availability for Indian Investors

    According to the May 2020 Visa Bulletin released by the Department of State, the new EB-5 visa availability date for India is October 1, 2019.  This is great news for all applicants that have an approved I-526 with a priority date of October 1, 2019 or earlier.  However, for all the applicants that do not…

  5. APA Litigation and Mandamus Filings General Information

    Filing a Federal Lawsuit under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) is one way in which employers/individuals can challenge unlawful agency action.  Similarly, a Mandamus action can be filed where the agency fails to act within a reasonable time. Exhaustion Requirement Filing suit in Federal Court does not require an employer/individual to exhaust administrative remedies such…

  6. Updated India Priority Date for EB-5 – What It Means for You

    As many of you have probably seen, according to the February 2020 Visa Bulletin by the Department of State, the priority date for India for EB-5 category visas for regional centers is now September 1, 2018 (February 2020 Visa Bulletin). While this is great for Indian born applicants that have either now become current or…

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