Great news for international investors with approved EB-5 applications: Since February 22, 2016, EB-5 investors with approved I-526 petitions – and their employment immigration attorneys – are now able to obtain information directly from the new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk at the National Visa Center (NVC) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves your EB-5 visa petition, USCIS sends the petition to the NVC for immigrant visa pre-processing. EB-5 investors and their employment immigration lawyers with visa processing questions and concerns may now send their inquiries directly to the following email address: NVCeb5@state.gov.
Your questions and inquiries will be fielded by a team of professionals at the NVC who are specially-trained in EB-5 investor petitions and the complications that typically arise. Investors or their attorneys with questions regarding derivative applicants – the investor’s spouse and/or unmarried children under age 21 children – will be required to attach documents that prove the derivative’s relationship to the primary visa applicant.
The NVC’s regular application process for filing financial, civil, and other supporting documents has not changed. These documents still must be submitted in one package in order for an investor to qualify for an EB-5 visa and to schedule a visa interview at an overseas consulate. Let an experienced Las Vegas immigration attorney with MC @ FC Law help you compile the necessary documents and review the application package prior to submission. The new EB-5 email desk has been designed to respond exclusively to case-specific status inquiries and to answer questions regarding EB-5 visa processing. Inquiries must be precisely formatted and include the applicant’s full name, case number, date of birth, and other required information.
The types of obstacles that EB-5 investors must sometimes deal with at the NVC stage include delays in the issuance of Fee Bills, misspelled names on Fee Bills, missing Fee Bills for derivative applicants, and difficulties accessing DS-260 applications and paying Fee Bills on the NVC website. EB-5 investors are now able to turn to the new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk for much needed assistance with these issues. Investors may contact an experienced Las Vegas immigration attorney at MC @ FC Law for assistance with the NVC process or any aspect of the EB-5 investor visa program. For the EB-5 help you need, call us promptly – from anywhere in the world – at (702) 258-1093.