EB-5 Investor Visa

How does Sunset of EB-5 Regional Center Program Affect New & Existing Investors?

The EB-5 Regional Center Program expired at midnight last night. We expect this to be a temporary lapse as Congress negotiates how to reform the program. What does this mean for EB-5 investors in the Regional Center Program?It depends where you are in the process... 1. Anyone applying for EB-5 through Regional Center Program from today: Your application will be rejected 2. Anyone who has filed form I-526 prior to the deadline but not yet received an adjudication: Your application ...
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Investor Visa Application

EB5 trở lại với 500.000$

Tối ngày 22/06, một thẩm phán liên bang đã ra phán quyết rằng một trong những người đứng đầu Bộ An ninh Nội địa dưới thời Tổng thống Trump không được bổ nhiệm đúng cách, do đó làm mất hiệu lực của việc tăng giá chương trình EB-5 từ 500.000 USD lên 900.000 USD vào tháng 11 năm 2019. Trong vòng vài giờ sau quyết định của tòa án, công ty của chúng tôi đã nhận được rất nhiều câu ...
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EB-5 Regional Center Program faces reauthorization in the US

Biden Reverses Trump-era Policy on Visa Rejection Procedure

Immigration officers can no longer reject visa applications without first issuing a Notice of Intent to Deny By Tishita Agarwal In 2018, the Trump administration set a policy that would allow immigration officers to reject visa applications for visas such as the H1-B Visas, L-1 Visas, H-2B, J-1, J-2, I, F and O-1 visas, without issuing a Notice of Intent to Deny. This Trump-era policy invalidated the principle of a June 2013 USCIS memo that required immigration officers to issue ...
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LGBTQ+ Asylum in the United States: Munisha & Shivjot’s Stories

Davies & Associates proudly represents LGBTQ+ clients in asylum cases and with deportation defense. While huge strides have been made in the United States, same sex relationships remain criminalized in dozens of countries worldwide. Even in countries where same sex relationships are not outlawed, LGBTQ+ individuals also face discrimination or persecution. In some countries members of the LGBTQ+ community face the Death Penalty. Grounds for Asylum in United States The United States has five categories as grounds for asylum claims: ...
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Immigration Court Ruling

EB-5 Investor Visa at $500,000 – Court Ruling

Statement from Mark I. Davies, Global Chairman, Davies & Associates A federal judge ruled last night that one of the heads of the Department of Homeland Security under President Trump was not properly appointed, thus invalidating the EB-5 price increase from USD 500,000 to USD 900,000 in November 2019. Within hours of the court decision, our firm received scores of inquiries from potential EB-5 investors who are hoping to avail themselves of the opportunity to invest in an EB5 qualifying ...
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March Visa Bulletin Analysis: EB-5 Visa Wait Times Explained

July 2021 Visa Bulletin – Chuyển biến tích cực Vietnam EB-5

By Simon Nguyen Bộ Ngoại giao đã công bố bản tin thị thực tháng 7 năm 2021 cho thấy có sự chuyển biến tích cực trong quá trình xử lý hồ sơ của Nhà đầu tư , đặc biệt đối với Nhà đầu tư Việt Nam so với Bản tin thị thực tháng 6/2021 và tháng 5/2021 đều ít chuyển biến với Ngày hành động cuối cùng là năm 2018. Cụ thể, “Ngày hành động cuối cùng” cho hồ sơ ...
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Vietnam clients of Davies & Associates

Doanh nhân Quốc tế (INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR PAROLE – IEP).

Chính quyền Biden đã khởi động lại Chương trình dành riêng cho Doanh nhân Quốc tế (INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR PAROLE - IEP). Chương trình đặc cách cho Doanh nhân Quốc tế cho phép chủ sở hữu và người quản lý của các công ty khởi nghiệp có triển vọng tạm thời cư trú tại Hoa Kỳ để phát triển các doanh nghiệp có tiềm năng kinh tế và tạo ra việc làm. Cá nhân nào đủ điều kiện cho chương trình ...
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Immigration and Taxes

D&A’s Tax & Residency Webinar Recording

We held a webinar with key experts on how to maintain US permanent residency for Green Card holders, conditional Green Card holders, and aspiring Green Card applicants. One of the key aspects of this is TAX. Watch the Webinar Tax and Residency The US is an extremely sophisticated tax jurisdiction with state, federal and local taxes. When you have US permanent residency, your must maintain an address in the United States for tax purposes. So what does that mean for ...
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L-1 & E2 Visa for US Practice Team

E-2 Extension Approved Despite Sluggish Performance in Pandemic

By Verdie Atienza, Head of L-1 & E-2 Visa Practice Two years ago, D&A assisted an investor from Jordan obtain an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa through his investment in a furniture business. He applied to change of status after he entered the U.S. on a visitor visa. With the change of status application, he did not have to appear for interview at the Embassy which made more sense to him since he wanted to immediately operate the business and considering ...
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E-2 US visa for Brazilan Nations

Italy Launch New Booking Portal for Consular Services

The Italian Foreign Ministry has launched a new portal for booking consular services appointments at its consultates around the world. Appointments are open to both expatriate Italians seeking citizen services and prospective immigrants applying for Italian residency, citizenship and other services. Called Prenota Online, it is being rolled out worldwide this year. Click here to find your local Prenota site. Davies & Associates is a one-stop shop for all Italian immigration services. We provide legal assistance with Italian residency, citizenship, ...
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EB5 Investor Visa

The Future of EB-5 Investor Visa: Webinar Recording

Last Friday we hosted a webinar on the EB-5 Immigration Investor Visa at a crucial time in the program's history. The Webinar, titled "The Future of EB-5" featured key experts from the industry weighing in on the outlook for the program. The EB-5 Investor Visa Regional Center Program is facing reauthorization before the end of June – this just refers to investments through the Regional Center program, Direct EB-5 (where the applicant makes and manages the investment themselves) is unaffected ...
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Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme

Grenada Reopens to Vaccinated Travellers

Grenada is reopening to fully vaccinated travellers. And while you do not actually need to visit Grenada to obtain Grenadian Citizenship by Investment, many applicants do still wish to go and forge a personal connection with the island paradise in the Caribbean Sea. Getting into Grenada Grenada considers a person fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer, AstraZenaca or Moderna, or two weeks after the first dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine. What is ...
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Client Q&A: The EB-2 Visa – Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability

We assisted our Chilean client working in the field of astronomy with obtaining an EB-2 Visa. Learn about the process from his perspective. 1. Why did you want to move to America? This idea to execute a major life change started early in my career when I came to the USA under a Work and Travel program when finishing my studies for electronic engineering. There I learned the American culture embraces people from overseas without any distinction (at least I ...
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H-1B Visa to EB-5 Visa: Permanent Residency in the United States

Why are an increasing number of people are looking to the EB-5 Investor Visa after or instead of the H-1B Visa? Next week our Managing Partner Mark Davies is leading a webinar on the subject of H-1B to EB-5. It will be worth listening in as industry experts will be explaining the relative merits of the two visa categories and how to transition between them. It will be of interest to anyone already in the United States on H-1B and ...
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L-1 Visa information

L-1 Visa: Are Managers of Small Businesses Eligible?

In our latest video, our Senior Immigration Attorney Verdie Atienza dispels the myth that managers and executives or small businesses are not eligible for the L-1 Visa. The L-1 Visa allows for the transfer of management-level employees from the overseas office to the US office of the same company. D&A Immigration Lawyer Verdie Atienza discusses L-1 Visas for Small Businesses There is a widely held preconception that only big multinational firms are eligible for this visa because many of the ...
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