Wealthy Chinese Scramble for Imperiled Commodity: U.S. ‘Golden Visa’

BEIJING — He has a lakeside villa valued at more than $3 million, two Mercedes sedans in the garage and a butler who fluffs his pillows and shines his shoes. But Liu Xiyu, a real estate executive in Beijing, still lacks the convenience he says he most wants in life: an American...

May 2017 Visa Bulletin – Modest Advances for Most Employment Based Visa Categories

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2017, which shows minor advancement in the “final action cut-off” dates and significant movement forward and backward in the “filing cut-off” dates. Final Action Cut-off Dates Notable advancements of...

Rich Chinese Race to Apply for a U.S. Golden Visa

By Enda Curran, Jun Luo, Dingmin Zhang As members of Congress in Washington debate raising the minimum required to obtain a U.S. immigrant investor visa from $500,000 to $1.35 million, concern about the hike has set off a scramble among wealthy would-be participants in Chin...

April 2017 Visa Bulletin Reflects Continued Forward Progress for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2017, which reflects similar levels and areas of advancement as reported in our March 2017 Visa Bulletin Update. The most notable advancement continues to be moderate forward progress in the “final...

March 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Moderate Advancement for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for March 2017, showing minor advancement in the EB-2 preference category for nationals of China and India. The EB-3 category shows no advancement for applicants born in India, moderate advancement in t...

February 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Slight Advancement for EB-2 China and Entire EB-3 Category

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2017, reporting slight advancement in the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and for the entire EB-3 category. The final action dates for other employment based...

January 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Minor Advancement for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 China and Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for January 2017, reporting minor advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and India and for EB-3 applicants born in China and the Philippines. The final action...

International Holiday Travel Reminders

As peak holiday travel season approaches, Foster LLP would like to remind clients that they should review their travel documents and take steps in advance of international travel to avoid or minimize disruptions in their travel schedule, or delays in their ability to reenter the...

December Visa Bulletin Shows Modest Advancement for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 China and Philippines

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for December 2016, reporting modest advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and India and for EB-3 applicants born in China and the Philippines. The final action...

Visa Bulletin Advances Slightly; USCIS Continues to Allow Earlier Filing Dates

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2016, reporting slight advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has again announced that...
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