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18 Feb, 2020

Department of State Publishes March 2020 Visa Bulletin, Showing Significant Advancements of Final Action Dates for EB-5 Retrogressed Countries

February 18th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the March 2020 Visa Bulletin. FINAL ACTION DATES The March Visa Bulletin revealed a significant advancement of final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants from China, Vietnam, and [...]

20 Jan, 2020

Department of State Publishes February 2020 Visa Bulletin

January 20th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the February 2020 Visa Bulletin. FINAL ACTION DATES The Bulletin revealed a final action date of December 01, 2014 for applicants from Mainland China advancing 2 weeks from [...]

17 Dec, 2019

“Japan: Cultivating a New Source of EB-5 Investors”

December 17th, 2019|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

by Yayoi Ashikaga, Managing Partner, AOM Visa Consulting  The United States historically has maintained friendly relations with Japan, and it is no doubt that the symbiotic relationship between the two countries is important both economically and socially. Currently, there are [...]

19 Nov, 2019

Department of State Published Annual Numerical Immigrant Visa Limits for FY2020: 1,111 Additional Visas Will be Available to the EB-5 Applicants.

November 19th, 2019|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, Uncategorized|

Last week, the U.S. Department of State published the annual numerical limits on both family-based and employment-based immigrant visas for fiscal year (FY) 2020, including EB-5: Table 1: Employment-based Immigrant Visa Limits in FY2020   Here are three things that [...]

18 Nov, 2019

December Visa Bulletin Now Available: EB-5 Category Listed as Unauthorized for Issuance

November 18th, 2019|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the December 2019 Visa Bulletin (View PDF). The EB-5 Regional Center category has been listed as “U” meaning unauthorized for issuance. The final action dates for the EB-5 [...]

13 Nov, 2019

New IIUSA Data Analysis Available: FY 2019 Visa Usage and Wait Time Estimates

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Events, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division at U.S. Department of State presents his latest statistics at the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA For the 5th year in a row, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, [...]

3 Oct, 2019

IIUSA Data Report: Form I-526 Q3 Data Review and Analysis

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Economic Impact, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

USCIS published quarterly statistics of Q3 fiscal year (FY) 2019 (April-June) on I-526 adjudication trends. Members can now access a full IIUSA data report on the most recent trends through your member portal account: Read the Comprehensive Report here (Members Only) [...]

18 Sep, 2019

October Visa Bulletin Now Available: EB-5 Regional Center Category “Unauthorized” for Issuance

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the October 2019 Visa Bulletin (View PDF). The EB-5 Regional Center category has been listed as “U” meaning unauthorized for issuance. The final action dates for the EB-5 [...]

20 Aug, 2019

September 2019 Visa Bulletin Reveals Significantly Advanced Final Action Date for India

August 20th, 2019|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the September 2019 Visa Bulletin. The Bulletin revealed a final action date of October 22, 2014 for applicants from Mainland China and Vietnam which advanced one week from [...]

2 Aug, 2019

IIUSA Member Perspective: “The New EB-5 Regulations – Modernization or Regression?

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Membership, Research / Analysis|

This is a member perspective and the views of the author are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of IIUSA By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Partner, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP  On July 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]