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19 Apr, 2018
  • Credit Card

USCIS Only Accepts Credit Card Payments for Forms Filed at the Lockbox

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

On Feb. 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card payments for 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. In the initial announcement USCIS mistakenly include EB-5 Form I-829  Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove [...]

16 Apr, 2018
  • DC featured

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik Named Keynote Speaker for EB-5 Advocacy Conference

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

IIUSA is pleased to announce that Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will address attendees of the upcoming EB-5 Advocacy Conference during a special luncheon session on Monday, April 23. Ms. [...]

22 Feb, 2018
  • Credit Card

USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Options for Filling Fees

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is now accepting credit card payments for filling of most of its forms. The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities [...]

9 Feb, 2018
  • Court Decision

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Rejects USCIS’s Reliance on a “Call Option” to Deny EB-5 Investors’ I-526 Petitions

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Alerts, Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

February 7, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected USCIS’s reliance on a “call option” to deny EB-5 investors’ I-526 petitions. See Chang v. USCIS, --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2018 WL 746081 (D.D.C. 2018). USCIS [...]

29 Jan, 2018
  • Processing Trends 10-31

IIUSA Data Report: Processing Time Statistics & Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through October 31, 2017

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) befan positing EB-5 petition processing times using a specific date format rather than in weeks or months as a "first step to providing processing times that are similar and easier to understand". [...]

16 Jan, 2018
  • Capitol Featured

EB-5 Industry Special Report-Advocacy Updates from your Trade Association

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Membership, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Pending Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Last week, IIUSA had another round of bicameral and bipartisan meetings with EB-5 negotiators. There will likely be another short-term CR for federal appropriations extending all programs (including EB-5) and current funding until [...]

27 Dec, 2017
  • Submit Document

EB-5 Regional Centers It’s Your Last Chance to File Your I-924A

December 27th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As a final reminder, all EB-5 Regional Centers must file form I-924A for each individual Regional Center designated during or before the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 by this Friday December 29. As a quick refresher, the form was [...]

28 Nov, 2017
  • Submit Document

EB-5 Regional Centers Don’t Forget to File Your I-924A by December 29th

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

It’s that time of year again! As a reminder, all EB-5 Regional Centers must file form I-924A for each individual Regional Center designated during or before the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Regional Centers must file form I-924A with [...]

16 Nov, 2017
  • audio recording featured

Recording and Analysis of Recent USCIS Stakeholder Events Now Available!

November 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Events, Government Affairs, Teleconferences, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) hosted a National Stakeholder Engagement as part of USCIS’ continued efforts to enhance dialogue between the agency and the EB-5 stakeholder community. (Listen to the Recording). Also last [...]

14 Nov, 2017
  • site visit featured

“EB-5 Site Visits: Coming to a JCE Near You”

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

By Carolyn Lee, Partner, Miller Mayer LLP As announced in numerous USCIS stakeholder calls over the last two years, USCIS has begun site visits to supplement its EB-5 adjudications. WHAT WE KNOW NOW The below summarizes what we know so [...]