SIMONE WILLIAMS RECEIVING WORK AUTHORIZATION APPROVALS FOR HER EB-5 INVESTOR CLIENTS IN 75 DAYS
Williams Global Law attorney, Simone Williams has been receiving work authorization approvals for her EB-5 investor clients in 75 days or less. One EB-5 client actually received her work authorization card in 68 days, after our firm filed her adjustment of status case. The recently passed EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”) now allows for "concurrent filing" - which means that EB-5 investors may file their EB-5 petition (Form I-526) and at the same time file their adjustment of status (Form I-485) petition; or if they already have an I-526 petition pending, they may subsequently file their adjustment of status petition in the U.S.
The benefit of concurrent filing is that it allows EB-5 investors lawful permanent resident status while awaiting adjudication of their I-526 petitions. An investor is permitted to apply for work authorization (Form I-765) and travel authorization (Form I-131) while their EB-5 petition (I-526) is pending. This rule applies for investors who are in the U.S. on non-resident visas and whose priority date is current. Concurrent filing lifts the previous restrictions that come with certain non-resident visas, allowing foreign nationals to freely live, work and study in the U.S. Williams Global Law has extensive experience with EB-5 petitions both directly and through regional centers, having regularly prepared and filed them regularly for our foreign clients. Williams Global has a particular depth of experience with immigration filings for foreign entrepreneurs. If you or your company wants experienced immigration counsel, schedule a consultation today with one of our immigration attorneys at this link.