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Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds

The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on I-526 petitions for visas under the EB-5 Program, but bear the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that they...more

Proposed Rule to Benefit Certain Immigrant Startup Entrepreneurs

Qualified applicants would be granted parole in United States for up to five years. On August 26, 2016, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an advance copy of a proposed rule that would extend...more

New International Entrepreneur Rule Revealed

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. on a case-by-case basis, in order to start or grow...more

Immigration Relief for Foreign Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2016, USCIS released the text of a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register shortly, that provides temporary immigration relief to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs whose presence in the U.S. would...more

Blog: #Brexit: triggering article 50; parliament’s role; & other issues

The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords have published 3 #Brexit briefing papers. In “Brexit: what happens next?“, the House of Commons library asks and answers a series of questions, including:...more

EB-5 Program Update – SEC Orders $3.2 Million in Disgorgement Against Unregistered Broker-Dealers

So you want to use the government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5 Program”) to raise cash? Be aware that the SEC will be looking over your shoulder to determine whether you are acting as an unregistered broker-dealer...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

Non-Enforcement - The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has Provided a Breeding Ground for Securities Fraud - Back in 1990, Congress created the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB-5...more

Foreign Investor Visas Enter the Political Fray

Investment is the lifeblood of any economy. This is true whether that investment is in the form of building a business, or buying property. As the global economy evolves, an increasing number of international investors are...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

Non-Enforcement - Investment Management Division Director Address to Investment Company Institute - Division Director David Grim addressed the ICI on December 16, 2015. In his remarks, Grim noted 2015 was the 75th...more

EB-5 Due Diligence Matters

Private placement offerings are an increasingly active part of the securities business. One especially complicated and emerging area of private placements is the EB-5 Investor Visa Regional Center Program. Under the current...more

Williams Mullen FDI USA Newsletter - June 2015

- In this Issue: - Welcome - About Us - Results Of 2015 SelectUSA Summit - 2015 Upcoming Events - RAISING CAPITAL: Simplifying the U.S. Capital Markets - Recent FDI Success Stories - FDI...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

Public-Private Partnerships In Unlikely Places

P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects - We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more

The Million-Dollar Green Card (EB-5 Investor Visa) Demystified

What is An EB-5 Visa in a Nutshell? If you want a green card and have ever thought about starting or purchasing a business in the United States an EB-5 Investor Visa could be perfect for you. Generally speaking the EB-5...more

Doing Business in Canada

In This Publication: - Forms of Business Organization in Canada 1 - Financing a Foreign Business Operating in Canada 5 - Business Immigration 9 - Climate Change 13 - Offences Under the Competition Act 17 -...more

Want To Start A Small Business in the United States? An E-2 Visa May Be Perfect For You.

The idea of starting your own business may always have been something at the forefront of your mind. It certainly was for me but given that I was not a green card holder, I thought starting my own business was not an option...more

Unfiled FBAR’s and SSI Eligibility

Often individuals who have not filed Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR’s) express concern that filing the report will cause them to lose Supplemental Security Benefits, (SSI) and similar benefits from state agencies. It is...more

Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Bulletin: What You Know About FBARs Can Hurt You

An article concerning the U.S. tax reporting obligations of U.S. citizens resident in Canada, including foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations and the Internal Revenue Service's current Offshore Voluntary...more

New Opportunities for Immigration Through Investment in the US May Be Expanding

The Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napalitano, and the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, are promoting “a series of new policy, operational and outreach efforts...more

Economic Opportunity for Foreign Investors

Foreign investors who have $1 million of capital to invest in the U.S. might find the current economic situation in America very inviting. First, labor costs are lower than they have been in years, and second, there are...more

16 tips for companies establishing a U.S. business presence

This document contains 16 tips for succeeding in the US legal environment. If you are considering establishing a subsidiary United States, these tips can help you avoid unnecessary trouble and expense....more

Obtaining an E-2 Visa - Step by Step

An overview of the E-2 treat investor immigration process. Gives step-by-step instructions for foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa by opening a business in the United States....more

Immigration Advisory: Attention Foreign Entrepreneurs: New StartUp Visa Act of 2010 Introduced in Congress

On February 24, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced the StartUp Visa Act of 2010. This proposed legislation, if passed into law, would create a second immigrant (“green card”) investor visa...more

Visa Investor One Page

An introduction to, the first provider of fully integrated solutions for foreign investors looking to relocate to the United States. For more information, visit or ...more

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