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  • Qualifying for I-130 Expedited Processing Based on Exceptional Circumstances for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad -   In exceptional circumstances, a U.S. citizen who is living abroad with his or her foreign spouse and would like to bring his or her foreign spouse to the United States on an immigrant visa may be able to avail of expedited processing. Exceptional circumstances may include the following: Military emergencies. A U.S. service member […]
  • David Enterline speaks at Global Migration and Wealth Management Conference in Singapore June 2019 -   David Enterline, Esq., of Enterline Immigration Consulting spoke at the Global Migration and Wealth Management Summit in Singapore June 11th and 12th. David spoke on two panels.  Understanding The EB-5 Landscape and What It Means for Investors in Southeast Asia on which David shared his viewpoints on the current state of play with EB-5, […]
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Regulation has Finished Review at the Office of Management and Budget -   On June 27, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget completed review of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization final regulation. The most significant proposed change for intending EB-5 investors is an increase of the minimum investment amount in a Targeted Employment Area from the current minimum investment of US$500,000 to as high as […]
  • USCIS Will No Longer Accept I-407 at International Field Offices -   Beginning July 1, USCIS will no longer accept Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status at international field offices by mail or in person.  Individuals who wish to voluntarily record abandonment of their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status must submit Form I-407 via mail to: USCIS Eastern Forms Center, Attn: I-407, […]
  • Announcement: U.S. State Department Enacts New Rules on Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Requests -   As of May 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) new rules went into effect concerning consular officers recommending a waiver if a nonimmigrant visa applicant is ineligible under Section 212(d)(3)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under the new rule, consular officers will be required to refer waiver requests under limited […]
  • India EB-5 Investors now subject to a waiting period for EB-5 visas on the DOS Visa Bulletin -   As predicted, the U.S. Department of State now lists India on its July 2019 visa bulletin in the EB-5 visa category with a final action priority date of May 1, 2017.  This should be no surprise to the industry as the Department of State has been advising for some months that India was likely […]
  • U.S. To Require Visa Applicants To Disclose Social Media Handles -   U.S. visa applicants will now be required to provide their social media identities on social media platforms during the five years preceding the date of application – with an option to voluntarily list other handles not explicitly required. The new requirement follows the Trump administration’s promise of “extreme vetting” of foreigners entering the U.S.  […]
  • Department of State Visa Bulletin Update on EB-5 -   AILA’s Department of State Liaison Committee provides monthly “check-ins” with Charlie Oppenheim, designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and to obtain his analysis of current trends and future projections, beyond the basic visa availability updates provided in the monthly Visa Bulletin. The content for this month’s column is taken from presentations […]
  • David Enterline, Esq., speaks at EB-5 Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia -   Enterline Immigration President David Enterline spoke at an EB-5 seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 25, 2019.  David was invited to attend by one of the oldest and most successful EB-5 regional centers.  The event was sponsored by one of the largest immigration consulting companies in South East Asia. Traditionally, Indonesia has not been […]
  • Can I apply for a U.S. Visa in a Country Where I Don’t Live or Where I am not a Citizen? -   Even if you are not a citizen of a particular country but you live, work or study in that country, it is possible to apply for a U.S. visa in that country.  Likewise, if you are a citizen of a country but you don’t live in that country, you should still be able to […]