Canadian Start-Up Visa: Start a qualifying business

May 22, 2020 – To qualify for the Start-Up Visa Program and immigrate to Canada, the applicant is required to start a business in Canada. The concept of qualifying business can be defined as follows: At the time a designated…

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EB-5 Investor Immigration: Exempt from President Trump Proclamation

April 23, 2020 – EB5 Charter School Projects and, more generally, the American EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program are exempted from the Presidential Proclamation dated April 22nd 2020. The relevant section of the Presidential Proclamation (section 2 b) (iii)) reads as follows:…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa Program: Letter of Support

April 18, 2020 – A foreign entrepreneur cannot submit an application to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the start-up visa program without including a letter of support. The letter of support issued by a designated organization and allows…

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USCIS Public Engagement Meeting (March 13, 2020)

March 14, 2020 – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) held a Public Engagement meeting discussing the management of immigrant investor program EB5 caseload. During the meeting, procedural decisions were announced leading to a faster processing of EB5…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa Program: Get the support from a designated organization

February 14, 2020 – With respect to the Canadian Start-up visa program, there are three types of designated organizations recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These designated organized are allowed to issue a letter of support to start-up visa…

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Start-Up Visa Program: The Top Five Countries of Applications

December 9, 2019 – Canada aims to attract smart, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs by granting permanent resident status to those who are willing to develop their innovative and globally competitive businesses in the country.  The Canadian Start-Up Visa Program already…

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EB-5: Increase of Investment and Requirements Changes

November 21, 2019 – On November 21st 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy with respect to the Employment-based 5th preference (EB-5). According to the new rule, the investment for EB-5 immigrants is increased from $1,000,000 USD…

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