EB-5 Q&A: How will previously living illegally in the United States affect my EB-5 visa eligibility?

Question Detail: I am a Mexican citizen and I currently live in Mexico. However, I lived in the United States illegally with my family when I was younger, from about 3 to 13 years old. Would this previous illegal residence disqualify me from applying for an EB-5 visa? Will I have to document my time spent in the United States anywhere on the EB-5 application?


EB-5 Q&A: How does the NVC determine an EB-5 investor's consulate?

Question Detail: My I-526 petition has been approved and I received a letter saying that the National Visa Center (NVC) will determine the 'right' consulate for me. My country of temporary residence is different than when I submitted the petition. Will NVC pick a consulate for me without asking me about my preference? How does the NVC determine an EB-5 investor's consulate?

EB-5 Q&A: What are the risks of releasing funds early as requested by the regional center?

Question Detail: A few months ago I submitted my EB-5 application to USCIS. My EB-5 investment funds are currently being kept in an escrow account which says it will be released to the regional center only when my application is approved. Today the regional center asked if I can release the funds now for them to use immediately. Should I comply with the regional center's request? What risks will I face with this early release of funds?

EB-5 Q&A 问答帖:提前释放资金给投资项目有何风险


EB-5 Q&A: What should be included in an EB-5 business plan?

Question Detail: I know that the business plan is an important component when submitting the I-526 application. However, I have not been able to figure out exactly what the business plan is supposed to include. What are the essential parts of an EB-5 business plan? Will a business plan for a regional center project be different than one for a direct investment project?