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I-751 Petition receipt notices and I-829 petition receipt notices now valid for 24 months as proof of status

USA - September 8 2021 On Sept. 3, 2021, USCIS announced that Petitioners who file a Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or a Form I-829 Petition by…

Covid-19 vaccine added to requirements for green card processing, Effective Oct. 1

USA - August 25 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that, effective Oct. 1, the COVID-19 vaccine is included in the list of vaccines…

Federal Court Decision Strikes Down $900,000 EB-5 Investment Threshold

USA - June 23 2021 As discussed on this blog previously, a lawsuit challenging certain EB-5 regulations was successful on June 22, as Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott…

US Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City Temporarily Suspends Processing

USA - June 22 2021 Per the Department of State, as of June 2021, the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Consulate has been closed for all routine services, including…

July Visa Bulletin Advances EB-5 Vietnam Visa Backlog Significantly

Vietnam - June 21 2021 The State Department recently published the July 2021 Visa Bulletin. In the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, the final action priority date for EB-5 Vietnam…

Biden Executive Order Affirms Deference Policy Including EB-5 Cases

USA - May 18 2021 President Biden’s Executive Order, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New…

USCIS Approves Zhang EB-5 Petition Following D.C. Circuit Ruling

USA - May 17 2021 In April 2021, USCIS approved the I-526 Petition of Huashan Zhang, a Chinese national who had appealed the denial of his EB-5 petition under USCIS’s…

Russian Suspension of Visa Processing Effective May 12, 2021

Russia, USA - May 7 2021 The United States Embassy in Moscow is reducing consular services and suspending visa processing as of May 12, 2021. This means that only emergency U…

USCIS Lockbox Update Regarding Receipt Notice Delays

USA - February 1 2021 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reported significant delays for processing receipt notices due to a significant…

Congress Passes Omnibus Bill and Continuing Resolution Keeping Government and Vital Programs Such as EB-5 and E-Verify Operational

USA - December 22 2020 Congress passed a short-term extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program that will extend the program through June 30, 2021. This extension will…