Often times, an EB-5 investor is a seasoned, savvy financial investor who has done well for themselves and because of that are now in a comfortable position to invest $900,000 USD in the EB-5 program. Continue reading “How do we help EB-5 investors like you?”
With the social distancing measures taken by the Indian govt due to the novel coronavirus, the US Embassy & Consulates in India are cancelling all interviews in Indian consulates including Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai & Kolkatta starting March 16 2020: Continue reading “COVID 19 Alert: All EB-5 Interviews In India CANCELLED until Further Notice”
On Jan 29 2020, USCIS released a news update which will affect all future processing of EB-5 Visas. Specifically, the I-526 petition, which is the first stage of the EB-5 process will now not be processed in a First in First Out (FIFO) manner as has been previously done by USCIS. Continue reading “I-526 Processing changes to benefit new EB-5 investors”
China Final Action Date
Another month, another visa bulletin just got released yesterday (Feb 17 2020). The surprising news here is that China Final action date (FAD) has moved forward 5.5 months to 15 May 2015. Continue reading “March 2020 EB-5 Visa bulletin updates”
The January 2020 Visa bulletin is out today. The Final action date (FAD) for India has moved 4 months to May 1 2018 compared to Jan 1 2018 as per the December 2019 Visa bulletin. The FAD has moved very quickly in the last 5 months. Continue reading “India EB-5 Outlook Jan 2020”
$900,000 (TEA – Rural area Projects)
$1.8 Million (Non-TEA / Urban area projects)
Welcome to the Phase 2 of the EB-5 program which include new investment limits and new TEA area criteria set by DHS. The rules have been made more tighter for which projects to qualify for the $900,000 investment limit. Earlier, projects were getting TEA certifications approved at the State level, but now DHS has amended the rule to enforce TEA certification can only be provided at the federal level by a DHS agency. This has put a lot of projects in limbo as they need to be re-certified and a lot of them will fail the TEA conditions, so these projects will lose their TEA status, which means investors will now have to invest $1.8 Million in these projects. Continue reading “EB-5 Investment limits”
At the IIUSA EB-5 Conference on Oct 29 2019. Charlie Oppenheim, Cheif of Visa numbers at the Department of State has forecasted that Indian waiting time has reduced to 6.7 years for an Indian petitioner applying today. Continue reading “Charles Oppenheim October 2019 predictions – Indian wait time reduced”
I have received a lot of emails and also have spoken to prospective EB5 investors in the past month about the EB-5 program. Quite a few of them have a few common recurring questions, many more of you might have the same questions, below is a brief explanation of a few f your questions, if you have further questions, send me an email at email@example.com Continue reading “Nov 21 2019 changes to EB5 Program: Q&A”
The House of representatives today have approved HR 4378, effectively extending the EB5 Program till Nov 21 2019. The Senate is also expected to approve this next week before Sep 30. Extension of the program till Nov 21 will also coincide with the end of the $500k/$1MM (TEA/Non-TEA) investment limits.
Update: The EB-5 Program has been extended until Nov 21 2019.