Category : EB-5 Visa


EB-5 Immigrant Investor’s Litigation Benefits
Posted on 06/07/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Litigation involving the EB-5 immigrant investor visa has increased, quickly becoming the most viable solution to some of the challenges many immigrant investors face. The barriers set by USCIS have… Read More

Considering applying for an EB-5 Visa?
Posted on 05/18/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Foreign nationals seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. are relying on the EB-5 investment route when there is no other way. Various reasons might be surmised for the popularity… Read More

Citizenship by Investment: Navigating the country choices for E-2 Visas
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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,… Read More

Retaining the Priority Date under New Regulation
Posted on 10/05/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

When the investor’s EB-5 petition has been approved, but there has been fraud or misappropriation of funds by the regional center, NCE or project, the investor retains their priority date.… Read More

New DHS Regulations for EB-5 Will Have Wide Ranging Impact
Posted on 08/08/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized regulations which may upend the EB-5 investor visa program. The rule, which increases minimum investment amounts in TEA areas to $900,000 from… Read More

Minimum Investment Amount Increased to $900,000 For EB-5 Green Card
Posted on 07/31/2019 by Mark Ivener

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… Read More

The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Been Extended
Posted on 03/12/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

The congressional appropriations bill passed last month included an extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program through September 30, 2019. We expect that the program will be extended in the… Read More

D.C. Judge Rules Loan Proceeds Are Cash In Wang Case
Posted on 02/11/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

U.S District Judge Trevor N. McFadden declared that a Chinese citizen’s investment of loan proceeds in the U.S. holds up as a cash investment and can be used to qualify… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5 Part 2: Changes to the Regional Center Program
Posted on 02/05/2019 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

In my last article we discussed obstacles and issues that faced the EB-5 program in 2018. These issues have largely arisen due to larger political factors, which recently resulted in… Read More

Review of 2018 Changes to EB-5
Posted on by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

2018 was an interesting, and not altogether positive, year for the EB-5 program. Frequent political battles impeded the creation of a long term extension for the Regional Center program, wait… Read More