On July 18, 2023, United States Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) announced an update to the visa availability approach to managing the inventory of Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien InvestorContinue Reading USCIS Announces Update to Visa Availability Approach for Form I-526
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
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
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
- 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
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
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…
Continue Reading Precedent for Mandamus Case set by EB-5 Lawsuit
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…
Continue Reading Immigrant Investor Program Office Unofficial I-526 Petition Processing Policy
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…
Continue Reading USCIS Releases New EB-5 Petition Performance Data
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…