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Posted in EB-5 Program, Eb-5 Regional Center, Regional Center, State Department, USCIS, Visa, Visa Bulletin

On September 22, 2016, USCIS determined that for October 2016, Adjustment of Status applicants in family-based and employment-based categories will be able to utilize the Dates of Filing Visa Applications chart (otherwise known as Chart B) of the monthly State Department Visa Bulletin, with the exception of several employment-based categories.  USCIS instructed that those applying for… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Green Card, State Department

The Department of State (DOS) recently published its annual report of immigrant visa applicants (2015 Annual Immigrant Visa Report), which tallies up the number of total applicants—including spouses and children—who are waiting for their respective priority date to become current, allowing for them to obtain their green card. The annual report, which totals the number… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, State Department

Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division Chief Charles Oppenheim appeared at the IIUSA Market Exchange on October 22, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and shared preliminary FY2015 usage numbers as well as his predictions for FY2016. Mr. Oppenheim reported that the preliminary data shows strong visa usage from natives of countries other than… Continue Reading