Archive for the ‘EB-5 (Investor Green Card)’ Category

Investing in Employment-Based 5 Immigrant Visa Classification

9/30/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Many foreign nationals are attracted to the EB-5 Immigrant Visa category as a streamlined classification to qualify for an immigrant visa because it leads to permanent resident status without first requiring a qualifying relative and/or adherence with strict employment-based preference categories.  Additionally, it rarely requires that the foreign national be subject to a priority-date backlog [...]Read More >

New DOS Fees

9/3/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Item No. Proposed Fee Current Fee Change in Fee PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES 8. Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship  $2,350  $450  $1,900 NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES 21. Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees(per person): (c) E category nonimmigrant visa $205 $270 ($65) (d) K category nonimmigrant visa $265 $240 $25 [...]Read More >

USCIS ‘Conversation’ on Electronic Immigration System Unveils New Document Library

7/16/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

On May 23, 2013, USCIS held a “conversation” on USCIS ELIS (Electronic Immigration System) and the EB-5 program. USCIS noted that Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, will be the first of the EB-5 forms available for e-filing in ELIS. USCIS said that at a March 28 stakeholder teleconference, the agency heard concerns about [...]Read More >

USCIS Holds EB-5 ‘Town Hall’ on Immigration and Entrepreneurship

7/15/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

On May 8, 2013, USCIS held a “town hall” meeting to discuss the issues at the nexus of immigration law, entrepreneurship, and innovation, including “policies and practices to make the U.S. a welcoming place for innovation-driven entrepreneurs.” The program featured a panel from the local entrepreneurial community and Q&A time. Panelists included:  Alejandro Mayorkas, director, [...]Read More >

USCIS Holds EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement With SEC on Securities Law Compliance

7/15/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held an EB-5-related stakeholder engagement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 3, 2013, to discuss the EB-5 program. Subject matter experts discussed securities law compliance in the context of EB-5 regional centers and investments. During the call, the SEC provided an overview of registration requirements under federal [...]Read More >