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Do I want to Immigrate to the U.S. under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

Most people who consider whether to immigrate to the U.S. under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program go through a process of researching and soul searching, thinking about just how badly they want to ...
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Can I take out a loan in order to make my EB-5 investment?

Yes, you can invest funds obtained from a loan; however, you must meet strict requirements regarding the loan. First, the loan has to be secured by an asset owned by the EB-5 investor, the asset ...
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What guaranty is there that my investment will be repaid?

The regional center and the project operator are prohibited by USCIS from offering any kind of guaranty, since Congress created the EB-5 program based on the investor investing money, not lending it ...
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Ways to Delay the Beginning of Conditional Permanent Residence

Sometimes people want to delay the beginning of the period of conditional permanent residence in the U.S. People might want to delay for various reasons such as coordinating the ending of the ...
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What Factors Are Important In Selecting An Immigration Attorney To Handle Your EB-5 Immigration Process?

The EB-5 immigration process is a complex area of immigration law, which requires in-depth knowledge of the statutes, regulations, and precedent decisions governing the EB-5 program, knowledge of ...
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Does the Location of a Regional Center's Headquarters or the Regional Center's Project Matter?

EB-5 investors often wonder about how important the location of a regional center’s headquarters or its project is for the success of their immigration process. The location of the regional ...
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How long does it take to get the money out of the EB-5 investment?

One of the top questions in the mind of every prospective EB-5 investor is “How long does it take to get my money out of the EB-5 investment?” To answer that question, we have to examine ...
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How do EB-5 Regional Centers prove job creation?

The job creation methodology is the single most important immigration-legal aspect to consider when examining regional center programs. In order for an investor to qualify for removal of the ...
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How do I prove a lawful source of funds for the EB-5 Investor Green Card?

One of the key requirements for immigrating under the EB-5 immigrant investor program is proving that the investor derived the investment funds from a lawful source. The EB-5 investor must prove the ...
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How long does it take to get the money out of the EB-5 investment?

One of the top questions in the mind of every prospective EB-5 investor is “How long does it take to get my money out of the EB-5 investment?” To answer that question, we have to examine ...
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E-2 Investor Visa vs. EB-5 Investor Green Card

The E-2 Visa is a long-term, renewable, nonimmigrant work visa, available to investors from countries that have signed an investment treaty with the United States, including both the United Kingdom ...
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Standard EB-5 vs. Regional Center EB-5

I would prefer to qualify for the EB-5 green card through investing in and operating my own business under the EB-5 program. How would that differ from investing under an EB-5 Regional Center? There ...
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Obtaining the EB-1 Green Card from L-1 Visa is Not Possible for Most Small Businesses

Many businesspeople, who plan to maintain a business in their home country, have started a small business in the U.S. with the plan to obtain permanent residence through the EB-1 Multinational Manager ...
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How Much Time Must a Permanent Resident or Conditional Permanent Resident Spend in the U.S.?

This is the question commonly asked by people who are considering whether to apply for permanent residence in the U.S. There is no one size fits all answer to this question. Moreover, the issue and ...
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Premium Processing for the EB-5

The Director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced on May 19, 2011, a proposal to implement premium processing of cases under the EB-5 program. The significance of premium processing is that it is a ...
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Which immigrants can most benefit from the EB-5 program?

H-1B workers, L-1 workers, and F-1 students The long employment-based green card backlog waiting time combined with increasing uncertainty in an existing job and in the prospect of obtaining a new job ...
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