Regional Centers Could See EB-5 Visa Filings From India Double

As H-1B visas become more restrictive and gain longer waiting times, Indians are turning to the EB-5 Program to obtain U.S. green cards. Major EB-5 regional centers could see EB-5 visa filings from India double this year...

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Some EB-5 Investors Want Their Money Back—Will This Prompt Program Reform?

For the last six plus years, Chinese investors made up around 80% of the total number of investors in the EB-5 Program. With expected wait times of more than 10-years, some Chinese EB-5 investors are looking for ways to withdraw their investment funds and abandon their pursuit of the EB-5 visa...

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How The EB-5 Program’s Relationship With Chinese Investors Is Changing

This article discusses the latest issues affecting EB-5 applicants from Mainland China. For the last 6 years, investors from China have been allocated more than 80% of the available EB-5 Program visas. But in the last few...

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Litigation Funding – A Potential Solution for Injured Investors and Skilled Litigators

EB-5 investors whose funds have been lost in failed or troubled projects face many difficult decisions and realities. First and foremost, these EB-5 investors must acknowledge the stark realities that their hard-earned money, and perhaps their desired immigration benefits, will not be coming to them anytime soon...

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July 2018 EB-5 Visa Bulletin News

The U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the July 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin. The July 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin reveals one new change. What’s the same? Final action dates for EB-5 applicants from Mainland China and Vietnam are...

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How To Determine EB-5 Project Viability

Investors can now choose from more than 700 EB-5 regional centers and each one probably has a fancy brochure flaunting all the bells and whistles you’d get if you invested in their projects. So, how do you get past all that advertising and determine true EB-5 project viability?

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The 5 Basic EB-5 Visa Requirements Plus Tips

Here are the 5 basic EB-5 visa requirements as well as a few tips that can help with the process. While the EB-5 Program can appear simple, the EB-5 visa requirements can be overwhelming due to the sheer amount of...

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Will Countries Other Than China Face An EB-5 Retrogression?

What is the likelihood that countries other than China will see an EB-5 retrogression in the near future? Are EB-5 agents warning potential investors about a possible EB-5 retrogression in order to get them to invest sooner, or is it a real possibility for applicants from Vietnam and India?

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Can EB-5 Investment Capital Be Used For Purchasing Land And Equipment?

In a direct EB-5 project, can EB-5 investment capital be allocated to any part of the project? While EB-5 investment capital can be allocated to any part of the project, the key...

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How The EB-5 Reform Act Affects Investment Categories

The EB-5 Immigration Investor Visa and Regional Center Reform Act (The "EB-5 Reform Act"), is a draft bill that Congress is considering including in the next Omnibus. While the EB-5 Reform Act draft bill is still being revised, proposed changes were released. Here's how a proposed change in the...

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Major Changes Proposed To The EB-5 Program

This month, members of Congress made a draft proposal to reform the EB-5 Program. The proposals, called the Immigrant Investor Visa and Regional Center Program Comprehensive Reform Act (EB-5 Reform Act), if passed, would be included with the government spending bill on March 23...

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Upcoming April 2018 EB-5 Visa Bulletin

The upcoming April 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin has been released. To read the full April 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin, visit the U.S. Department of State website here. Final action dates for the EB-5 Non-Regional Center Program...

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Are There Downsides To Investing In A Late-Stage EB-5 Project?

Should an investor consider joining a late stage EB-5 project? What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in a late-stage EB-5 project? A late-stage EB-5 project can be very appealing to investors...

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