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Tag Archives: EB-5 Investor

Posted in EB-5, USCIS

USCIS recently announced the release of a new edition of Form I-829, with the new edition dated April 21, 2017. Starting on July 24, 2017, USCIS will only accept the April 21, 2017, edition.  Until then, investors can use the May 7, 2015 edition. Both editions of Form I-829 are available to download at no… Continue Reading

Posted in Department of Homeland Security, EB-5, TEA

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to be published on January 13, 2017 to amend the regulations in relation to the employment-based, fifth preference (EB-5) immigrant investor classification and associated regional centers.  The purpose of the proposed amendments is to modernize the EB-5 program.  DHS will accept comments… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, OFAC

The crux of an I-526 Petition is proving the lawful source of funds for an investor. Generally, applicants from across the globe are able to fund their investment via a wire transfer through their banking institution to the designated escrow account for the selected EB-5 project without incident.  While escrow is not a legal requirement,… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 Team recently attended the EB-5 Investor Magazine Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The 2016 Las Vegas EB-5 Conference was one of the largest ever, hosting hundreds of leaders and political figures in the EB-5 legislation field, as well as other professionals. Laura Reiff, along with U.S. House Representative Jared Polis and other panelists, discussed EB-5… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, Events

Last week, Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorney Ali Brodie and Franchise & Distribution attorneys David Oppenheim and Alan Greenfield, spoke in Houston, Texas, at the Franchise Expo South sponsored by the International Franchise Association. Ali provided a seminar on the EB-5 investor program as a tool for franchise network expansion. She discussed how the EB-5 program… Continue Reading

Posted in Immigrant Green Card, Immigrant Investor, Immigrant Visa

Once an EB-5 investor receives permanent residency (whether conditional or unconditional), they must follow certain rules and regulations to ensure they do not lose their permanent residency, including physical presence requirements. Additionally, if an EB-5 investor desires to obtain U.S. citizenship, he or she must meet certain residence and physical present requirements. In order to… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team is pleased to co-host the upcoming U.S. Investment Immigration Forum Conference on March 17-19th in Shenzhen, China. Conference organizers have received tremendous response, and recently released additional conference details. The event webpage below includes registration forms and hotel accommodations, as well as additional opportunities to participate in the conference by purchasing… Continue Reading