Direct EB-5 Investments remain at $500,000

On December 2, 2021,  Congress signed a bill to temporarily fund the U.S. federal government through February 18, 2022. The bill does not include any changes to the direct EB-5 program, which will remain for the time being at the reduced $500,000 threshold for projects located in high unemployment or rural TEAs and $900,000 for those Direct Businesses located outside of a TEA.   The EB-5 regional center program and Adjudications…

All Direct EB-5 Visa Applicants are current

December 2021 Visa Bulletin “Current” for All Direct EB-5 Visa Applicants By AILA’s EB-5 Committee The December 2021 Visa Bulletin was released on November 15. It states that China-mainland born EB-5 direct visa categories have become “current” for December. This is newsworthy because it is the first time all direct EB-5 applicants worldwide are “current” since the EB-5 visa categories became oversubscribed in 2015. It also appears to be the first time…

EB-5 Investment reduced back to $500,000

-On June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf, 20-cv-09263-JSC, vacated the  then policy of requiring $900,000 for EB-5 investment. As such, USCIS we will apply the EB-5 regulations that were in effect before the rule was finalized on Nov. 21, 2019, including: No priority date retention based on an approved Form I-526; The required standard minimum investment…