EB-5 Wait-Times for Vietnamese, Indians Now 6+ Years as Retrogression No Longer Limited to China

Chinese applicants are no longer the only group suffering under the EB-5 program’s intractable retrogression nightmare; Indian and Vietnamese investors applying today can expect to wait 5.7 and 7.2 years, respectively, to get their EB-5 visas approved, shows an analysis by Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State’s Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division.

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Watch: Why Big Chinese Firms Fail to Capture the Vietnamese Investment Migration Market

The big Chinese investment migration firms have thus far not been successful in penetrating the fast-growing market neighboring them to the south, despite geographical proximity, as well as political and economic similarities. Investment migration practitioners with decades of experience in the Vietnamese market say a clash of cultures is to blame. During a panel discussion

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EB-5 Re-Authorization Without Increase in Quota “Would Kill the Program” Says Regional Center CEO

CEO and Chief Counsel of Manhattan Regional Center, Winnie Ng, says she was relieved the proposed EB-5 legislation ultimately did not gain inclusion in the omnibus bill on March 26th and that she’s optimistic that legislative changes will eventually solve the retrogression issues haunting Chinese and Vietnamese applicants. During an interview with Investment Migration Insider

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Vietnamese, Brazilian EB-5 Visa Issuances Up 10x Since 2013, Official Statistics Reveal

The Report of the Visa Office for fiscal year 2017 is out, and it reveals some remarkable shifts taking place in the EB-5 market, summed up below. 1. China still dominates, but not like it used to. At 75% of the total, China remains the largest source of EB-5 investors, but visa issuances to Chinese are down by

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Is Vietnam the next big market for investment migration?

China and Russia are the world’s largest markets for residency and citizenship by investment, and they will likely remain so for quite some time. It’s natural, then, for investment migration companies to focus a great deal of their efforts in these critical regions. But because Russians and Chinese have been investing their way into residence

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Vietnamese Government to Promote Saint Kitts CIP to its Own Population

During a meeting with Kittitian Prime Minister Timothy Harris in government headquarters in Basseterre on Tuesday, Vietnamese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Saint Kitts & Nevis, Pham Sanh Chau, expressed the Vietnamese government’s wish to promote the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment program among its own people, according to an article published

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