On January 23, 2023, USCIS announced an extension of the validity of permanent resident cards (“green cards”) to accommodate current processing times for forms I-829 and I-751. In an EB5 Investors article discussing the extension, Jackson Walker partner Christian Triantaphyllis shared insights on how the updated policy may ease previous challenges EB-5 investors and dependents encountered.
In the article, Christian noted:
“While we prefer that USCIS instead speed up their I-829 processing times, this new 48 month extension alleviates issues that EB-5 investors encounter with demonstrating their lawful permanent status for employment and travel without needing to obtain a new I-551 permanent resident status stamp on an annual basis while the I-829 petition remains pending.”
To read more, visit the EB5 Investors article, “USCIS extends EB-5 green cards to 48 months past expiration for I-829 and I-751.”
Christian A. Triantaphyllis is an immigration and real estate attorney with first-hand experience representing foreign nationals and immigrant investors in cross-border and business immigration matters. He regularly serves as counsel to real estate developers and regional centers to facilitate EB-5 projects. Christian has deep experience assisting foreign nationals from around the world through the EB-5 visa program, preparing and filing I-526 and I-829 petitions. He also assists foreign nationals with establishing start-up companies in the United States and advises employers on obtaining temporary work visas and permanent resident status for current and prospective employees.
For questions related to EB-5 and other visas, contact Christian at email@example.com.