Getting into the US Without a Job Offer

To get into the US on either permanent or temporary residential status, you will for the most part, need a job offer. Your employer will file a petition for your temporary residency and both you and they will need to adhere to its conditions. There are two types of conditional visas when coming into America […]

International vs. Resident students: Tuition Savings, Scholarships, and more

  Canada has become one of the most popular destinations for study amongst international students. Boasting vast expanses of beautiful scenery, diverse and multicultural cities and a good quality of life, many students choose to study and go on to live in Canada. When studying in Canada, the fees you will pay are based on […]

What is on the Horizon for the EB-5?

Since EB-5 Regional Center program sunset on 30th June last year, many foreign investment immigrants have been left in limbo. With I-526 petitions on hold until a reauthorization takes place, the status for tens of thousands of immigrants remains suspended. The delays in passing a bill to reinstate or rework the program have only been […]

Direct Program vs Regional Center Program

  America’s EB-5 program offers the fabled Green Card to investors willing to put capital into projects which create jobs and help boost the U.S. economy. There are two different routes for EB-5 investors: (1) the traditional Direct Investment Program; and (2) the Regional Center Program. As an investor, you can choose which program suits […]

L1 & L2 Visas See Surge in Demand After EB5 Ruling

  With the sun now set on the EB-5 Regional Center Program, immigration applicants will now look to other visa options for routes into the US. Two options that will now become increasingly popular are the E-2 and L-1 visas. They both provide options for entrepreneurs and investors wishing to live and work in the […]

Behring Regional Centre vs Wolf

  In November 2019, then President Donald Trump and his administration implemented a change to the EB-5 visa program. Under the new rule, the investment capital required from prospective applicants raised from $500,000 to $900,000. About a year later, a case was brought forward by Behring Regional Center and law firm Greenberg Traurig, in front […]

The Canadian Start-Up Visa Program

  The Canadian Start-Up Visa program initially started as a five-year pilot scheme. Coming about as a response to the US Start-Up Visa Act of 2011, the program’s initiative was to attract entrepreneurs who would otherwise have landed across the border in the US. In April 2013, the program replaced Canada’s existing Entrepreneur Class Visa. […]

Sunset Date Looms For EB-5 Visa

    As the sunset date draws ever closer for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, its supporters have presented a reform bill to congress. The bill seeks a long-term reauthorisation of the program along with reformation in the interest of national security and fraud prevention. The not-for-profit trade association, IIUSA (Invest In USA) announced that […]

Could the End of June Mark Sundown for the EB-5?

  A sunset provision could see the highly successful EB-5 program draw to a close at the end of June 2021. Previously, the EB-5 program formed part of a process by which Congress automatically renewed bills when a new budget was announced. Former President Trump’s administration removed the program from this bill, meaning this year […]

EB-5 Programme Explained

    The U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor programme is an immigration option for those wanting to gain permanent resident status in the U.S. via investment. Once all the stages of the process are complete-  you, your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 will be permanent U.S. residents. When five years of […]