The EB-5 Visa program is also known as the “cash for Green Card program” as applicants can obtain US permanent residence by making a substantial investment in the country. Currently, stakeholders in the EB-5 Regional Center Program are urging for reauthorization of the program via a new legislative bill. It is expected that such a bill will be approved by the end of this fiscal year, that is, before Sep 30, 2021.
What Will Happen to the Pending Applications to the EB-5 Regional Center Program?
Unlike the earlier years, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it plans to reject any applications received for this program after Jul 1, 2021. Pending applications will be put on hold until further notice.
Earlier, new petitions were postponed until the program was reauthorized, however, this time, these petitions will be outright rejected until the program is reauthorized.