Information for investors seeking E-2 visas following the acquisition of treaty country citizenship by investment (“CBI”) is especially relevant in light of the changes in the EB-5 program post-November 20, 2019. This article will highlight country options available for those investors whose country (e.g. China, India, Vietnam, and others) does not have E-2 visa availability,… Read More
A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unreasonably denied a group of investors’ petitions for EB-5 visas on the basis that their investment didn’t comply with the rules of the program.
The new EB-5 regulations came into effect on November 21, 2019, and several amendments have been introduced to the program. Established in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program allows eligible, foreign investors to become lawful permanent residents by investing at least $900,000 to finance a business in the… Read More
New rules will be published by the government on July 24, 2019 that will take effect on November 21, 2019. The main rule changes that are confirmed as of now are: TEA (Targeted Employment Area) investment amount for the EB-5 visa has been raised to $900,000, while areas outside a TEA will now require a… Read More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule [74 Fed. Reg. 46938 (Sept. 14, 2009) PDF] on September 14, 2009, proposing to recognize a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-specific nonimmigrant investor visa classification. The “E-2 CNMI Investor” status is one of several CNMI-specific provisions in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of… Read More