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The March 2021 Visa Bulletin Priority Date – Three weeks forward for Vietnamese EB-5 immigrant investors; China frozen; Taiwan and rest of the world current.

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Visa Bulletin for March 2021 Priority Date Three weeks forward for Vietnamese EB-5 immigrant investors; China frozen; Taiwan and [...]

Biden Revokes Trump’s Executive Order Restricting Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

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United States President Joseph Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”) restricting certain immigrant and non-immigrant [...]

Interest in the EB 5 visa returning with 75 investors from July through September 2020

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Following the increase to the minimum investment in a targeted employment area, from US$500,000 to US$900,000 in November 2019 [...]

USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

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Starting in January 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will replace the sticker that is currently [...]

All U.S. Bound International Air Passengers Required to Present Proof of Testing Negative for COVID-19

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The United States Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) has announced that starting January 26, all international passengers flying to [...]

Trump Extends Restrictions on Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Through March

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United States President Donald Trump has extended an earlier Presidential Proclamation restricting certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories from [...]

Announcement – Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Waivers Temporarily Extended to 24 Months

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The United States Department of State (“DOS”) has temporarily expanded the ability of DOS consular officers to waive in-person [...]

What do I need to show to reenter the U.S. after being outside for a long time because of COVID-19?

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We have covered several issues in our series on how to protect your lawful permanent resident status and green card [...]

What is an I-131A visa and will it allow me to reenter the United States?

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An I-131A visa is for lawful permanent residents (“LPR”) whose Form I-551 “green card” was lost, stolen or destroyed [...]

DOS Announces New Visa Bond Pilot Program for Certain B-1 B-2 Visa Applicants

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The United States Department of State (“DOS”) has announced the creation of a six-month pilot program under which certain [...]

The November 2020 Visa Bulletin Priority Date shows slight movement forward for Vietnamese EB-5 immigrant investors

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The “Final Action Date” priority date for Vietnamese EB-5 investors moved forward slightly in the Department of State November [...]

Persons from Hong Kong Not Yet Subject to China Visa Allocation

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At a recent IIUSA EB-5 Forum, Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the [...]

Department of State Announces Plans to Resume Routine Visa Services

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The United States Department of State (“DOS”) has announced that routine visa processing at Embassies and Consulates will resume [...]

Public Charge Rule is Now Stopped – Again – In Latest Round of Litigation

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A federal judge has stopped the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) public charge rule which was recently [...]

USCIS Premium Processing Fees to Increase as of October 19

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On October 19, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) premium processing fees will increase in accordance with [...]

DOS to Allow Certain Non-immigrant Visa Applicants to Proceed with Interviews

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Following the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California issuing a narrow injunction against the [...]

Are you a Conditional Permanent Resident outside the United States because of Covid-19: I-829 and I-751?

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Are you a conditional permanent resident waiting for the approval of a Form I-829 Petition (for EB-5 immigrant investors) [...]

DHS to Introduce New Rule Holding Immigrant Sponsors Accountable for Failing to Meet Contractual Obligations

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The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has introduced a rule that would hold immigrant sponsors accountable for [...]