Category : Investment

EB-5 Visa Investment Minimum Lowered!
Posted on 09/06/2022 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

What is an EB-5 Visa? EB-5 visas, commonly known as an investor green card, were created to give investors from other countries to become lawful permanent residents and eventually US… Read More

New EB-5 Regulations Struck Down By U.S District Court: $500,000 Investment Sufficient For A Short Time
Posted on 06/25/2021 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

A lawsuit challenging EB-5 regulations was successful on June 22, 2021, as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the regulations were not lawfully promulgated.… 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

Investors Win Appellate Reversal Of EB-5 Visa Denial
Posted on 09/10/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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.

New EB-5 Regulations in Effect as of Nov. 21, 2019
Posted on 08/28/2020 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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… 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

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended As Part of Congress’ Debt Ceiling Deal
Posted on 09/11/2017 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

Extension of EB-5 Regional Center Program Congress has extended the EB-5 Regional Center program through December 8, 2017, without reform. This extension is part of a stopgap Continuing Resolution orchestrated… Read More

DHS Proposes Nonimmigrant Investor Visa Classification for Northern Marianas
Posted on 09/18/2009 by Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation

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… Read More