Investment Visa Category

An Interview of Tahmina Watson by Attorney John Khosravi

Thank you to immigration attorney John Khosravi for inviting me to his podcast. We chat about many interesting things including my background, my practice, the presidential election, EB5 visa renewal (the interview was a couple of weeks ago before the reauthorization occcured) and much much more. Thank you John for having me on your show!

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September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients. September 2015 Visa Bulletin For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 77 days to priority date […]

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Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book

Thank you to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for inviting me for the AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). I am honored and grateful. I should have been a little clearer about what a Startup Visa is in the inteview, particularly if someone is hearing about it for the first time. I wanted to […]

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Legal updates- quick snapshot

Dear Readers, June and July have been busy months of speaking engagements as well as meeting various deadlines mainly H1b RFEs. (You know what I am talking about if you are dealing with them too!). Follow us on Twitter to get real time updates, if you are not already since blogging updates has been a […]

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EB5 Processing Time Update from USCIS

USCIS Processing Time Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office Posted: July 27, 2015 Instructions on Using the Chart Below is a chart that shows the form number, form name and processing times for the following forms that are processed by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO). Find the particular form number (in the left […]

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Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina

I am incredibly honored that Forbes magazine interviewed me to discuss the state of Startup Visas in the US.  Journalist Adriana Gardella took the time to read my book and understand the critical issues holding back Startup founders from staying in the US.  Here is an exerpt of from her article: “The U.S. immigration system […]

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Tahmina’s Startup Visa Book Now On Kindle

Our newly published book launched at SXSW in March 2015 is now available in ebook format on Amazon Kindle! The book is available in paperback from Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. We hope you will spread the word and support the cause which is advocating for a new visa category specifically for startup founders.

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Tahmina Speaking about Startup Visas in Texas!

We have a busy weekend coming up! Call it a quasi book tour if you will! If you are in San Antonio or Dallas, TX, or in the vicinity, please do join us! The weekend kicks off on Friday June 12th with SATX Global Innovators Pitch Challenge where international entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas. and FreeFlow […]

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Bill introduced to extend EB5 Pilot Program and Modify/Reform EB5 program

Sen. Grassley and Sen. Leahy co-sponsored a bill to extend, modify and reform the EB5 program.  Senate bill S.1501 was introduced on June 3 2015 and referred to Committee on the same day.  The EB5 pilot program is to sunset on Sept. 30 2015.  The bill will extend the date to Sept. 30, 2020.  The Pilot […]

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Navigating Start-Up Visas Worldwide

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Originally posted on Migreat Blog :
Most Start-up visas schemes are quite new. Read below for a quick outline of each country’s offerings and their differences or download Migreat’s #StartupVisa report to get the all of the details. Which is cheapest? Most entrepreneur visa schemes require entrepreneurs to show investments in the range of $40,000 to $100,000. However,…

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