Eb5insights (November 22nd, 2016) – The Effects of Filing an EB-5 Petition on F-1 Student Status

Eb5insights (November 22nd, 2016) – The Effects of Filing an EB-5 Petition on F-1 Student Status

The F-1 student visa is a nonimmigrant visa issued to foreign nationals with intent to reside in the United States only temporarily pursuant to their studies. Generally, the student must have a residence abroad that they have no intention of abandoning. The filing of an I-526 Petition, however, reflects a foreign national’s intent to immigrate to the United States and obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status. Consequently, the intent of the F-1 visa and the EB-5 visa are at odds. It therefore can be risky to have demonstrated immigrant intent by filing an EB-5 Petition when seeking to enter or re-enter the United States in F-1 status while the EB-5 petition is pending. To read more click here: Eb5insights

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