Question Detail: I am looking into applying for EB-5 with my family. Once we become conditional permanent residents in the United States, what benefits will we get? For example, will we have social security numbers? I am also worried because my son will turn 18 soon. Will he be required to serve in the U.S. military as a conditional permanent resident?
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Question Detail: I am buying a property in Miami, Florida and I intend to live there with my family. I have had a tourist visa for 10 years, but would like to get the EB-5 permanent residence visa. We have children who are 15 and 12 years old. My wife and I will be retired. Can we somehow use this property to apply for the EB-5 visa? Will being retired have any affect on our EB-5 eligibility?
Question Detail: We are trying to invest in a restaurant business in the state of Connecticut and one of our I-526 applications has been filed. However, now we have some problems with the landlord and plan to move to a new business location. How will this change of business location be viewed by USCIS? Will it be deemed a material change?
Question Detail: What will happen if USCIS does not receive a regional center's Form I-925A by December 31? Can the regional center continue to operate even if the Supplement is received late?
Question Detail: I earned more than $1 million over the last few years from lawful foreign sources and these funds are currently deposited in a personal bank account not in my home country. I am considering using only these funds for EB-5 investment purposes. However, as per my home country's tax legislation, since and while these earnings are kept abroad, they are not subject to inland taxation and, therefore, were not included in my inland tax returns. Are these untaxed funds eligible for an EB-5 investment? Will I still need to include my inland tax returns with my I-526 petition?
Question Detail: The corporate structure of the New Commercial Enterprise will be set up as a Limited Partnership with one EB-5 investor being the limited partner. Will this direct EB-5 investment require offering documents such as the PPM and Subscription Agreement? What offering documents are mandatory for an EB-5 direct investment?
Question Detail: I heard that when selecting a regional center project, I should only invest in one which has funding from a bank in addition to EB-5 funding. Is this true? Should I only invest in a project which also has a bank as part of the capital stack? What role do banks play in financing an EB-5 project?
Question Detail: We would like to invest $500,000 through a regional center and apply for EB-5. My family consists of me, my wife and my 18 year old daughter. I am wondering if we have to work for the regional center? Or will we all be able to work in any job in the United States after applying? Are there any employment restrictions for EB-5 immigrants?
Question Detail: My husband is Brazilian, but he also has a Spanish passport because his father was born in Spain. How much do we have to invest in the EB-5 program? I have heard that European citizens can invest $250,000 instead of $500,000. Are there different EB-5 requirements for different countries? Which country would be better to emigrate from?
Question Detail: How does TEA eligibility work in the context of a regional center project? Does the new commercial enterprise which is invested in actually have to be located in a Targeted Employment Area? Or does only the EB-5 job-creating entity need to be in located in the Targeted Employment Area?