What is Happening to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program? How Will the Reauthorization Affect Foreign Nationals Who Want to Invest in the United States?

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy an existing business, start a business (Direct Investment) or invest in a job creation project such as large construction projects including hotels, railways and stadiums (Regional Center). The program was created

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EB-5 Green Card Applicant Approved to Immigrate to the United States at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo

We recently received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Tokyo for an EB-5 immigrant visa filed on behalf of a Japanese national. The applicant invested in a regional center and has been approved to immigrate to the United States with his spouse and three children. Please note that past results do not predict future

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What Happens After I Submit an Immigration Petition? What are the different responses I can get when I submit an Immigration Petition to the Government?

When an applicant submits an immigration petition to the U.S. government there are a number of different possible outcomes.  The best outcome is, of course, an approval but there are other possibilities.  The possibilities depend on a number of factors including whether you are applying for an immigration benefit at

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The National Visa Center launched new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk on February 22, 2016

Starting February 22, 2016, National Visa Center (NVC) customers with questions related to an approved I-526 petition will now be able to correspond with the National Visa Center (NVC) using a dedicated e-mail address: NVCeb5@state.gov. Upon receipt of an approved petition from USCIS, the Investor Assistance Desk will oversee the addition

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¿Qué es el Proyecto de Ley de Gastos Ómnibus y Cómo Afecta a los Inmigrantes y a los Visitantes Extranjeros en los E.E.U.U.?

Cada año, después de que el Congreso pasa la resolución del presupuesto, debe pasar leyes que distribuyan este dinero a los distintos programas del gobierno. Esto se hace mediante 12 distintos proyectos de ley de apropiación, cada una generada por un subcomité específico, cubriendo agencias federales individualmente o en grupo.

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¿Puedo Viajar Si Mi I-526 Está Pendiente? ¿Cómo Impacta el Viajar una Petición de Visa de Inmigración?

Resumen de la EB5 El proceso de la EB-5 es un proceso de 3 pasos. En cada paso un formulario gubernamental y documentación acreditadora se deben tramitar con el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS). Los pasos son los siguientes: Tramite el Formulario I-526, Petición Inmigratoria

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¿Cómo Funcionan las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5?

Ejemplo de Información de las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5 como Regalo Familiar Cuando tramita una petición de inversor EB-5 (Petición I-526), el inversor debe demostrar que el dinero que esta invirtiendo viene de una “fuente legitima” y que el dinero fue “obtenido mediante medios legales”. El inversor tiene

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El Congreso extiende el Programa del Centro Regional hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016

La noticia que muchos promotores de la inmigración e inversores inmigrantes estaban esperando – ¡el Congreso extiende el Programa del Centro Regional hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016! La visa de inversor EB-5 es una opción de green card para un emprendedor inmigrante quien quiera comprar o empezar un

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I Want to Work in the United States. What are my Options?

I own a business outside the U.S. and would like to open an office in the United States. If you want to come to the United States temporarily to open a U.S. office, an L-1A visa may be the right fit for you. L-1A visas are meant for employees or

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What is the Omnibus Spending Bill and How Does it Affect Immigrants and Foreign Visitors to the U.S.?

Every year, after Congress passes the budget resolution, it must pass bills that apportion this money to different government programs. This is done through 12 separate appropriations bills, each generated by a specific subcommittee, covering either individual or groups of federal agencies. With so many bills and areas of possible

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Congress extends EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2016

The news that a lot of immigration advocates and immigrant investors are waiting for – Congress extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2016! The EB-5 investor visa is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy or start a business (Direct Investment)

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Congress pass stop-gap measures to keep EB-5 immigration program from lapsing

The EB-5 investor visa is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy or start a business (Direct Investment) or an investor who wants to invest in a job creation project such as the building of a railway (Regional Center). In its current format, the

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¿Cómo Desarrollar un Plan de Negocio Conforme con la Visa EB-5 o E-2?

Para cada Dueño de Negocio, Inversor & Empresario, el hecho de tener que elaborar un plan de negocio es abrumador, pero frecuentemente es un mal necesario para los que quieren triunfar. Hay algunas Visas Migratorias populares que requieren crear un plan de negocio integral y la Visa de Inversionista E-2,

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How Does Source of Funds for EB-5 Work?

Example of EB-5 Source of Funds Information for a Family Gift When filing an EB-5 investor petition (I-526 Petition), an investor must prove the money they are investing comes from a “legitimate source” and that the money was “obtained through lawful means.” An investor must also provide a clear path

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Can I Travel While My I-526 is Pending? How Does an Immigrant Visa Petition impact Travel?

EB5 Overview The EB-5 process is a 3 step process. At each step a government form and supporting documentation will be filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The steps are as follows: File Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur File Form I-485, Adjustment of Status

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