On June 1, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 68 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence under the Tech Pilot Program. Earlier on May 28,2021, the province had confirmed that instead...

On May 31, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 5,956 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent Express Entry draw. The minimum score in this draw was 380. This draw was the third largest Express Entry draw ever and had the second-lowest Comprehensive...

On May 14, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that due to the current COVID-19 situation in India, effective May 16th,2021, panel physicians will temporarily stop providing upfront medical exams for Canadian immigration as the pandemic requires panel physicians to focus on critical...

On May 13, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,147 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent Express Entry draw. The minimum score in this draw was 401. As per the tie breaking rule applied in this invitation round, all the candidates with...

Washington, DC, May 12, 2021: The Donoso & Partners team was again recognized as among the best immigration lawyers in the US for investment visas! Managing Partner, Ignacio Donoso was, again awarded Top 25 ranking of US immigration lawyers by EB-5 Investors Magazine for 2020. Ignacio...

Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021: The on-going court litigation regarding the validity of the 2019 EB-5 Regulations appears to be headed for show-down on May 13, 2021. The litigation, titled Behring Regional Center v. Mayorkas, is presently before federal court in the Northern District of...

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2021: Reports from USCIS and from Donoso & Partners’ own recent experience indicate that USCIS processing times are likely to drop during the remainder of 2021 and through 2022. USCIS processing times are reported based on the average time that it takes...

Washington, DC, May 10, 2021: USCIS has re-started the International Entrepreneur Program that was suspended in 2017. The International Entrepreneur Program creates a pathway for foreign entrepreneurs to enter the US temporarily to start their businesses, and offers visa status to the investor and family....

Program Will Provide Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2021 —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations. The International...