EB-5 Investor Visa Program Extended Until September 30th, 2017

Please be advised that the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program has been extended by the House of Representatives via a new spending deal, extending federal government funding through September 30th, 2017. Included in the deal is a clean reauthorization of the entire EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, and thusly the Regional Center Program, through the same date. There are absolutely no changes to the program at this time, and investment amounts of $500,000 for Regional Centers, and $1 Million for Private Investments, remain the same.

We advise any current or future clients interested in investing in the United States to work with us to complete their EB-5 petitions no later than September 30th, 2017. It is more than likely that investment amounts will rise upwards of 30-50% during the next extension.

Please be advised that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has raised immigration filing fees, effective December 23rd, 2016. I-829 Petition fees will stay the same, but fees for I-526 will increase to $3,675.

Clients are advised to keep these new fees and the possible investment amounts increase in mind when considering their immigration plans.