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[…..]

Canadian Immigrant Investment Programme

  The Canadian Immigrant Investment Programme (CIIP) is an exclusive program under the Start-Up Visa umbrella available only through Step Global. The program was devised to bring qualifying business interests into Canada that would contribute to the country’s economy. Would-be immigrants that meet the requirements, can obtain direct PR for both themselves and their families[…..]

Skilled Migrants – Top 5 Sought After Skills

  When it comes to immigrating to a different country, there are usually a lot of hoops to jump through. Often, there will be financial implications, a lot of paperwork, and in some cases waiting times that can exceed years. In many countries, these aforementioned burdens may be eased if you have a certain set[…..]

Options for Entry – A Look at the US Investment Programmes

  For those looking to immigrate to the US, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choices and various routes by which you can obtain entry. There are visa programmes to cover different circumstances and choosing the correct option is paramount to your likelihood of a successful application. With a visa by investment programmes, you[…..]

When Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

  Immigration can become an extremely complex process. With constant changes in immigration regulation, expert advice and guidance are recommended in many cases. In some cases, it is essential. What is an Immigration Lawyer? An immigration lawyer is an independent practitioner. They do not work for the immigration services but are well versed in the[…..]

The Effects of COVID-19 on US Immigration

  As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, the effects on immigration have been widespread and varied. For the U.S., the disruption has trickled into almost every avenue of the immigration process closing centers, banning travel, and creating backlogs on top of existing backlogs. With court hearings suspended, USCIS and passport offices[…..]

What Does Biden Mean for Immigration?

It’s a new year, and we’ve got a new president in the US. Shake-ups for immigration are inevitable, although it is highly likely these shake-ups will be favourable on anyone wanting to relocate to the US. With massive immigration reform promised, with many reversals of what were seen as oppressive bans and restrictions by the[…..]

What to Expect When Emigrating to Canada

Emigrating has the potential to be the best step you have ever taken, but it can also be a daunting prospect. A new country with different rules, customs and expectations might be hard to grasp. However, the rewards of life in a country with a free public school system, a tax-funded healthcare system, and a[…..]