How The U.S. Government Shutdown Affects The EB-5 Visa Program

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With the United States federal government still in shutdown, everything is being affected — including EB-5 Visa application processing. There are definite steps to take until this is resolved, however — from Citizenship By Investment:

For investors looking at the more expensive Direct EB-5 Program, this has not been affected as it is permanent program. But for those looking at a Regional EB-5 Program, the advice is to still proceed with preparing your applications. The general consensus is that there will probably be only a short-term resolution to the current shutdown, so potential EB-5 investors may only have a few weeks to prepare their I-526 Petition to file.

Matthew Callahan