Current State of EB-5 & Processing Times Post RIA

EB5 United
June 4, 2024

EB5 United’s Experts recently conducted a webinar with Charles Oppenheim, who worked as a Consular Officer for the U.S. Department of State since 1979, and as the Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division until his retirement in 2021. They were joined by WR Immigration’s Joey Barnett (Partner) and Bernard Wolfsdorf (Managing Partner), two of the top Immigration Attorneys and Experts in the EB-5 landscape.

The discussion focused on the current state of the EB-5 Program and Processing Times post the Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) of 2022, providing invaluable insights for individuals seeking U.S. Green Cards for themselves and their families.

Key points discussed:

  • Critical role of a Regional Center in selecting the best EB-5 Project for their needs
  • Advantages of Concurrent Filing for US-based investors
  • Why Rural Set-Aside Category Projects are optimal for Indian and Chinese investors
  • Why there are faster Approval Rates on Priority Processing Rural EB-5 Projects
  • The significance of timely I-526E filing, particularly for Indian and Chinese investors
  • Expedited Processing and Approval Timelines
  • Importance of the Visa Bulletin
  • How the RIA of ‘22 made the EB-5 Program more investor-friendly
  • How a Regional Center simplifies the Immigration Process for the EB-5 investor
  • Project Due diligence
  • Why your U.S. Immigration Attorney is key to your success as an EB-5 investor
  • Benefits of investing in Rural EB-5 Projects
  • Understanding Source of Funds and types of funds you can use for your EB-5 investment
  • Overview of the basic EB-5 Process
  • Typical structure of an EB-5 Project

We are thrilled to share with you that our Priority Processing Rural EB-5 Project YC Phase II in Big Sky, Montana, has now received an I-956F Approval. This means investors can invest in the Project knowing it is approved, and USCIS only needs to review their Source of Funds in order to obtain I-526E Approval. This is the 4th EB-5 Project in Big Sky by our Developer CrossHarbor Capital Partners to receive such Approval.

To know more about our YC Phase II offering or any other of our Priority Processing Rural EB-5 Projects, please do not hesitate to contact your EB5 United representative TODAY. We look forward to helping you achieve your Immigration Goals.


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