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USCIS to Publish Final Rule Revising EB-5 Regulations

Tomorrow, 7/24/2019, USCIS and DHS will publish the final rule revising EB-5 regulations. Among other changes, the most significant are that the minimum investment amount has been increased from $500k to $900k (although less than the $1.3M that was initially rumored), the standard investment amount has been increased from $1M to $1.8M, and a mechanism[…]

Tahmina to Speak on Startup Visa/EB6 visa at ‘Invest in America’ Conference in Miami

It is with great honor that I accept an invitation to speak about the potential EB6 visa at a conference organized by the Minority Chambers of Commerce Miami. The conference will be held in Miami, Florida on August 2nd, 2013.  I am honored to have beeen invited alongside some eminent and distinguished personalities in the[…]

Direct Email Communication with EB-5 Regional Center Applicants

(From USCIS): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the first phase in a series of proposed enhancements to the EB-5 program. Beginning today, Form I-924 applicants will be able to communicate directly with USCIS adjudicators via email in an effort to streamline the process and quickly raise and resolve issues and questions that[…]

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program Extended

 The EB-5 program allows foreign investors to receive legal permanent residence in the United States.  The minimum amount required for this program is $500,000.  The program was to be cancelled.  However, today the USCIS announced that the program is to be extended: –U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the Immigrant Investor Pilot[…]