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2 More Weeks of EB-5…For Now!

Congress voted yesterday to extend the budget for two weeks and EB-5 gets yet another brief extension.  The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate are still tinkering with a number of issues which are more politically pressing than EB-5, and the two week extension was agreed upon ...

Jose E. Latour Dec 08, 2017

EB-5 Renewal: The Silence is Deafening

As the brilliant Suzanne Lazicki pointed out in her posting today , the EB-5 Regional Center program has received an astonishing 7 short-term extensions in the past two years, and it's been a good five years since Congress did anything meaningful to improve the program.  The TEA abuse and unlawful k...

Jose E. Latour Nov 29, 2017

2018 EB-5 Cutoff Date for Vietnam? What You Need to Know

If you are a Vietnamese investor thinking about EB-5, you’ve probably heard about the potential of a so-called “cutoff” which could leave new investors facing long delays.  I’ve told you several times that I thought this was more marketing hype but now that the mighty Charles Oppenheim, Director of ...

Jose E. Latour Nov 04, 2017

7 Benefits To Becoming A US Citizen

If you’re considering becoming a U.S.citizen, you can rest assured that there are many benefits waiting for you if you make the big decision. As an accomplished EB-5 program, American Venture Solutions is happy to hear that you have an interest in U.S. citizenship and is dedicated to making sure you...

Jose E. Latour Oct 20, 2017

How EB-5 Compares To Other EB Visas

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Today we are going to talk about the similarities and differences between various employment-based visas and how EB-5 investment stands out when it comes to economic growth and stability, and how it will lead to permanent residency for you, the investor. Let’s st...

Jose E. Latour Oct 10, 2017

Overblogged

Okay, AVSEB5 Readers, for those of you who are gluttons for punishment, here you are:  the entire library of all of my immigration blogs written since 2007 is officially online at AVSEB5.  I know what you are thinking: "Why on EARTH would Jose re-post all of his old blogs when most of it is no longe...

Jose E. Latour Sep 20, 2017

Celebrating AVS Vietnam’s One Year Anniversary

It's true: time DOES fly when you are having fun!  Consider that it was only last September when brand new AVS Country Director Nguyet ("Monica") Pham and I were looking at our first little Regus office at the very tony Saigon Tower, across the street from the U.S. Consulate.  We were arguing: ever ...

Jose E. Latour Sep 19, 2017

Top 10 Places to Live – Part 2

American Venture Solutions offers viable immigrant investment opportunities to foreign investors that are looking to gain permanent residency. Though most of our website and our blogs so far have focused on what EB-5 investment programs have to offer, we felt it was important to cover topics such as...

Jose E. Latour Jul 26, 2017

IRS Requires Electronic FBAR Filings Beginning July 1, 2013

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has announced that its form for reporting foreign bank and financial accounts will only be accepted for electronic filing beginning Monday.  The so-called "FBAR" - which stands for "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" -- requires anyone who is subject to ...

Jose E. Latour Jul 17, 2017

Simplified Home Office Deduction

Okay, I know, I know...I've lost it when I start sharing IRS YouTube videos, right?  Humor me on this one: I know tons of people who really DO use their home office for business but steer clear of the complexity of declaring it (me, for one.) Here's a cool and simple new rule which actually can put ...

Jose E. Latour Jul 17, 2017

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