On July 14, 2016, USCIS released updated processing times for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO). The updated processing times are as follow: Form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur: 16.6 months Form I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions: 20.1 months Form I-924 Application for Regional Center: 9.9 months Processing times for I-829 petitions… Continue Reading
This week the Department of State released the August Visa Bulletin, which contains some significant movement in certain employment-based categories. In its July Visa Bulletin, which we wrote about here, the Department advised that it would impose cutoff dates for India and China in the EB-1 category. In the August Bulletin, the Department has imposed… Continue Reading
On July 11, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a notice of proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information as it relates to Form I-526. Comments will be accepted for 60 days, until September 9, 2016. In particular, written comments and suggestions should address the following points: Evaluate whether the information collected… Continue Reading
Greenberg Traurig attorney, Laura Reiff, recently presented at the Wailian 2016 Overseas Investment Seminars in Qingdao and Guangzhou, China. Among the hundreds of attendees and distinguished presenters was former Ambassador Gary Locke. During this two-day conference, Reiff provided an analysis and predictions for potential changes to and the extension of the EB-5 program.
This note addresses the impact of Brexit on UK immigration laws. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. The issue of freedom of… Continue Reading
This note addresses the timeline for the UK’s exit from the EU. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. The UK has not… Continue Reading
Yesterday, the leading EB-5 Trade Associations/Coalitions sent a letter to the Senate and House Judiciary Committee Leaders and Members expressing support for extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program and recommending concrete changes. This is a decisive moment for the EB-5 Industry as the key members of the community are all speaking with one voice This… Continue Reading