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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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27 May, 2020

RCBJ Perspectives: “Investment Migration and the State of Play in Europe”

May 27th, 2020|Categories: IMC, Immigration Law, Investor Markets, Regional Center Business Journal|

 by Bruno L'Ecuyer, Chief Executive, Investment Migration Council  Investment migration refers to the attainment of citizenship or residential rights in return for a financial investment or other contributions to the host country. Today, investment migration is a global industry [...]

19 Mar, 2020

April 2020 Visa Bulletin Now Available

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, April 2020 Visa Bulletin (View PDF) is now available. FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A) The Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants from the countries that [...]

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 [...]