Ottawa, April 10, 2020—With the current travel restrictions in place, most foreign nationals are prevented from entering Canada, with some exemptions. With these restrictions, Canada is suspending processing of non-essential visitor visa applications. This allows Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to focus resources on critical...

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2020: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) and notices of intent to deny (NOIDs) dated...

Washington D.C., March 31, 2020: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides a one-time payment of $1,200 per eligible adult ($2,400 for married couples filing taxes jointly) plus $500 per child under age 17. Who is Eligible? Persons eligible for the $1,200 stimulus check include...

On March 13, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a public engagement via teleconference to provide information and answer questions about operational changes to the management of I-526 visa petitions and discussed the agency’s change from a first-in, first-out case-processing approach to a...

Who Wins from the USCIS EB-5 Adjudications Change? Washington, D.C. – February 24, 2020 – On January 29, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will no longer process EB-5 visas on a first-come-first-served basis. What Does This Policy Change Mean? The new USCIS adjudications policy...

Washington, D.C. – February 20, 2020: The March 2020 Visa Bulletin was released in the evening of February 18, 2020 by the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”). It brought welcome news to anxious EB-5 investors: the waiting list for Chinese-born EB-5 investors moved forward significantly....