EB-5 Policy Extended with No Changes for 2017. Minimum Investment Remains $500,000

  Hi Everyone, EB-5 Policy has been extended until September 30, 2017 with no changes to the old policy. This is a quick note since everyone is calling the office and asking about policy updates. The minimum investment remains $500,000 for target employment areas. PLEASE NOTE: USCIS is likely to pass new legislation before the September [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS EB-5 Notice of Proposed Rule Making – Potential Changes to the EB-5 Program

USCIS creates Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The NPRM, available here, addresses several important policy issues including Targeted Employment Area (TEA) designation, minimum investment amounts, priority date retention, removal of conditions clarifications, and other miscellaneous changes. In addition to the proposed new regulations, the NPRM includes significant detail on the DHS policy making process, ranging [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|EB-5, EB-5 Policy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 EB-5 Policy Change Update – IIUSA Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

IIUSA has responded to USCIS request for comments and they have created a very indepth analysis of the positive and negative effects of the proposed rule making. Their comments include analysis on the major hot buttons in EB-5 including: The EB-5 visa minimum investment amount The EB-5 project target employment areas (TEA designations) The EB-5 [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Madison Park Financial EB-5 Project Update April 10, 2017

GALLOT LOFTS 47 Apartment units currently under construction at 3014 Chapman St. Oakland, CA. Already Created Construction Complete Until Opening Yes! Madison Park is still open to New EB-5 investors. OTHER UPDATES USCIS PROCESSING TIMES & FILING STATISTICS I would suggest [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What happens if there is an I-526 denial?

A lot of investors always ask "what happens if something goes wrong" or "what happens if I get denied".  Typically, the answer is that the Berkeley Regional Center has return provisions in our offering documents but I did find this article which may be interesting to those asking the same question. The source is from [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Blog, EB-5, EB-5 Explanation, EB-5 Help, EB-5 Policy, EB-5 Risk, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Berkeley Regional Center list of EB-5 Protections and Guarantees

Berkeley Regional Center target list of EB-5 Investment Protections and GuaranteesGuarantees come in many forms, none of which remove the at-risk provision required by USCIS for EB-5 investment. Please refer to any projects Offering Memorandums and thoroughly read the Risk Factors in their entirety before engaging in any investment decisions Below is a [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS Processing Times for EB-5 reaches 16.2 Months

USCIS Processing Times: EB-5 USCIS processing times for the EB-5 immigration program are getting longer as the website shows 16.2 months to get through an I-526 petition. EB-5 regional centers use the USCIS website as a guideline. EB-5 petitioners should expect long waits to have received review from USCIS adjudicators. The USCIS EB-5 processing times [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|EB-5, EB-5 Risk, Uncategorized, USCIS, USCIS Processing Times|0 Comments

USCIS Processing Times Getting Longer

Unfortunately for the EB-5 investment world, it seems that USCIS processing times are becoming even longer. It is likely due to the massive rush that ensued during August and September before the Regional Center Pilot Program was set to expire. According to the USCIS website, it will be at least 16.2 months until anyone should [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EB-5 Job Creation Guaranteed – Use Indirect Construction Jobs

Guaranteed EB-5 Job Creation: Use Indirect Construction Jobs The heart and soul of the EB-5 investment immigration program is based on creating full time jobs for U.S. workers. There are a lot of ways to create jobs but not all of them are as dependable or easy to account for. Developers and investors are both [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EB-5 Hotel Projects: What to Know

EB-5 Hotel Investments: Opportunities & Risk In the EB-5 industry, there are many opportunities to invest in hotels. Hotels employ many people and are a great investment for developers if done successfully. If not done correctly, hotels can be a nightmare constantly losing money and eventually forcing the developer to lose all its capital. For [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments