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 ofContinue Reading Portugal Announces Upcoming Suspension of Golden Visa Program
GT Hosts Business Leaders Breakfast With Portuguese Ambassador to the United States Francisco Duarte Lopes
On Nov. 2, former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and Greenberg Traurig Senior Counsel Robert Sherman hosted Francisco Duarte Lopes, the current Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, at the firm’s…Continue Reading GT Hosts Business Leaders Breakfast With Portuguese Ambassador to the United States Francisco Duarte Lopes
Tips for Vietnamese Source of Funds
Issue: USCIS requests employment records from 10+ years ago.
Tips: If the investor owns their own company, we can provide:
- Evidence of company registration.
- Evidence in the form
Five Key Issues of Importance in Preparing EB-5 Source of Funds for Vietnamese Investors
- Currency Restrictions: Vietnamese laws regulate the export of Vietnamese currency abroad. This makes it difficult for investors residing in Vietnam to transfer funds to the United States for EB-5 investment
Takeaways From State Department’s EB-5 Visa Delays
The federal government’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, and while the new fiscal year brings new visa numbers, many EB-5 regional center stakeholders and investors were surprised by the…Continue Reading Takeaways From State Department’s EB-5 Visa Delays
Precedent for Mandamus Case set by EB-5 Lawsuit
EB-5 investors achieved a victory in their continuous efforts against lengthy USCIS processing times for I-526 petitions in Gutta v. Renaud. This lawsuit establishes precedent for EB-5 mandamus cases…
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Immigrant Investor Program Office Unofficial I-526 Petition Processing Policy
The Immigrant Investor Program office (IPO) has decided to hold in abeyance I-526 Petitions until the adjudication of an associated Exemplar I-924 Petition, even when an associated I-526 Petition is…
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USCIS Releases New EB-5 Petition Performance Data
USCIS has released its third quarter performance data for the fiscal year 2016 (October through September), including performance data on I-526 Petitions and I-829 Petitions. USCIS reports generally provide summary…
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USCIS Reports on Agency Enhancements, Emphasizes Importance of Regional Center Oversight at July 28 Public Engagement
At its July 28, 2016 stakeholder engagement, USCIS Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) Chief Nicholas Colucci focused his opening remarks on USCIS’s efforts to enhance the IPO’s adjudication capabilities, the…
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What is the Role of the SEC?
In the United States, there are very strict laws in place to protect investors. These laws are administered by a governmental agency known as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The mission of this agency is to regulate the U.S. markets, protect investors from fraud, ensure fair, systematic, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital development.
The EB-5 program is a unique path towards a green card that allows an individual to self-sponsor them and their family members for a green card by investing $500,000 in a U.S. business that will create ten or more jobs in the U.S. The advantages of the EB-5 are numerous:
- It doesn’t require an employer or family sponsor
- It allows investors to live anywhere in the United States (not necessarily by their EB-5 investment)
- It allows them to travel freely in and out of the U.S. as a permanent resident
- It allows them to have work authorization
- It allows their children to attend university as a resident once they obtain a green card