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The impact of delayed I-526 processing

Posted by GCBI Team on February 6, 2020

EB-5 expert Suzanne Lazicki says longer I-526 processing increases the chance of denial due to issues like project failure. And even for investors with successful projects, longer processing can affect the outcome; this can happen when USCIS makes unofficial policy...

What EB-5 needs going forward

Posted by GCBI Team on February 6, 2020

Immigration lawyer Carolyn Lee offers her vision of EB-5 for the new year. While she sees the positives of projects striving to meet new EB5 green card program requirements, and stakeholders doing their best to guide investors, she wants something...

FY 2019 stat review: I-526 processing lags, while I-829 numbers fairly strong

Posted by GCBI Team on January 29, 2020

IIUSA has released a report on I-526 & I-829 processing for the past fiscal year. I-526 processing is down to 2013 numbers, with approvals lower than in recent years. I-829 adjudication is much more efficient and shows nearly 19 in...

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Navigating the new world of Target Employment Areas (TEAs)

Posted by GCBI Team on February 13, 2020

Featuring special guest economist Michael Kester – Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema Special guest is Michael Kester, partner and lead economist of Impact DataSource, a Texas-based consulting firm that is a...

EB5 green card requirements

Posted by GCBI Team on January 20, 2020

Introduction The key requirement of the Green Card by investment program, referred to as EB-5 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) includes an investment of lawfully sourced funds into...

What the new EB-5 regulations mean for securities disclosures

Posted by GCBI Team on January 14, 2020

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw has written about the impact of the new regulations on EB-5 offering disclosures. The firm advises that disclosures are not one-size-fits-all and must be tailored to...

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EB-5 Due Diligence Process

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019

Common EB-5 Investor Questions

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019

Changes to the Minimum EB-5 Investment Amount?

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019

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Can my investment money be a gift?

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    Yes, there is no prohibition on using funds that were gifted for the EB-5 investment. The immigrant investor will need to provide a gift instrument documenting gifts to the immigrant...

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    Yes, you can use one or more gifts for your investment. You will need to work with each giver to develop evidence about how the gift came from legitimate sources...

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The impact of delayed I-526 processing

Posted by GCBI Team on February 6, 2020

EB-5 expert Suzanne Lazicki says longer I-526 processing increases the chance of denial due to issues like project failure. And even for investors with successful projects, longer processing can affect the outcome; this can happen when USCIS makes unofficial policy...

What EB-5 needs going forward

Posted by GCBI Team on February 6, 2020

Immigration lawyer Carolyn Lee offers her vision of EB-5 for the new year. While she sees the positives of projects striving to meet new EB5 green card program requirements, and stakeholders doing their best to guide investors, she wants something...

FY 2019 stat review: I-526 processing lags, while I-829 numbers fairly strong

Posted by GCBI Team on January 29, 2020

IIUSA has released a report on I-526 & I-829 processing for the past fiscal year. I-526 processing is down to 2013 numbers, with approvals lower than in recent years. I-829 adjudication is much more efficient and shows nearly 19 in...

Articles

Navigating the new world of Target Employment Areas (TEAs)

Posted by GCBI Team on February 13, 2020

Featuring special guest economist Michael Kester – Hosted by Kurt Reuss and Rupy Cheema Special guest is Michael Kester, partner and lead economist of Impact DataSource, a Texas-based consulting firm that is a...

EB5 green card requirements

Posted by GCBI Team on January 20, 2020

Introduction The key requirement of the Green Card by investment program, referred to as EB-5 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) includes an investment of lawfully sourced funds into...

What the new EB-5 regulations mean for securities disclosures

Posted by GCBI Team on January 14, 2020

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw has written about the impact of the new regulations on EB-5 offering disclosures. The firm advises that disclosures are not one-size-fits-all and must be tailored to...

Webinars

EB-5 Due Diligence Process

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019

Common EB-5 Investor Questions

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019

Changes to the Minimum EB-5 Investment Amount?

Posted by GCBI Team on August 21, 2019
  
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