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Visa backlogs mean that investors must wait to obtain their EB-5 visas after I-526 petition approval. The duration of the wait is determined broadly speaking by how many visa applicants are ahead of a particular investor in the visa queue. Because children keep aging until...

The U.S. immigration system is quota-based, meaning there are generally limits on how many visas may be allocated in a year. There are approximately 10,000 visas available a year in the EB-5 category. Whenever demand by visa applicants exceeds the supply of visas, there is...

The EB-5 process timing depends on a number of moving variables. These variables include investor preparation for filing, USCIS processing times after filing, visa wait times after approval, time for investor and family members to enter the U.S., and USCIS processing times for petitions to...

There is a statutory cap of 10,000 Investor Visas per year for the EB-5 program in the EB-5 immigration law. Each country has a quota of 7 percent of the 10,000 visas allocated each year. A principal investor’s derivative family members count against the annual cap....

The child will likely have a problem under this scenario. Very simply the immigrant visa must be available to be issued to the family before the son turns 21 (minus the time it took to adjudicate the I-526 petition). However, the child status protection act (CSPA)...

Yes. This is a very common option, in fact it is one of the most popular ones. It is important to note that BEFORE this transaction occurs (the gift), the couple should engage their financial adviser and immigration counsel so that this gifting process is...