On October 11, 2023, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy on the minimum investment period for EB-5 visa applicants. This update seeks to clarify how USCISContinue Reading USCIS Updates Minimum EB-5 Investment Period: What this Means for EB-5 Investors
Kate Kalmykov Co-Chairs the Immigration & Compliance Practice. She focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors.
Kate has deep experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing Regional Centers, Kate regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.
Kate also works with various human resources departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She regularly counsels employers on due diligence issues including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.
With Israel under attack and the consequential war between the country and Hamas, Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance team has prepared the below guidance for U.S. citizens and Israeli and…Continue Reading Israel at War: Emergency Guidance for US Citizens, Israelis on US Travel
The GT EB-5 team recently filed a Form I-485, Application for Adjustment of Status for clients currently in the United States in F-status and with a pending Form I-526 pursuant…Continue Reading Practice Spotlight: GT Team Secures Expedited Green Card Approvals
On May 8, 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 264 relating to interests of foreign countries. The new law, effective July 1, 2023, generally restricts…Continue Reading Florida Governor Signs Law Restricting Investment by Certain Foreign Entities and Individuals
The EB-5 program allows foreign investors to obtain a green card for themselves and their immediate family members by investing in U.S.-based businesses. …
Continue Reading EB-5 Financing Accounts for Over $780,000,000 in Past 6 Months
A mandamus action can be an effective way to address a delayed I-829 petition, which is the final step in the EB-5 visa process that removes the conditions on permanent…Continue Reading Mandamus for Delayed I-829 Applications: 5 Benefits to Consider
GT’s immigration litigation team recently secured a record mandamus victory in federal court for a delayed I-829 case pending for over four years. Despite numerous requests to United States Citizenship…Continue Reading Greenberg Traurig Secures Mandamus Victory in Record Time
On Feb. 16, 2023, the Portuguese Prime Minister announced a set of measures to alleviate the housing problem in Portugal. These measures in part impact and call for termination of…Continue Reading Portugal Announces Upcoming Suspension of Golden Visa Program
Greenberg Traurig Immigration & Compliance Practice Shareholders Kate Kalmykov and Nataliya Rymer were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Consular Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and tour…Continue Reading GT Visits the U.S. Embassy In Paris, France
Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers found the extensive and nuanced Form I-9 and Public Access File (PAF) compliance requirements challenging. Once the pandemic set in…Continue Reading Public Access File and I-9 Compliance in the Post-COVID Environment