EB-5 Q&A:How can a married couple file separate EB-5 applications?

Question Detail: We're a married couple from the United Kingdom. We're thinking of both investing in different regional center projects and both filing an EB-5 application, just in case one of the projects has problems. What problems might arise from us filing our EB-5 petitions at the same time? Would our EB-5 applications affect each other in any way? And if one of the projects were to fail, how could we be included on the other person's application?

Shepardic Jews Eligible for Spanish Citizenship

The law that grants Spanish citizenship to Sephardic Jews will become enforceable on October 1, 2015. This is a compensating measure for the unjustice of expelling the Jews from Spain during the 15th century. The descendants of these Jews will be eligible to become Spanish citizens and they shall not have to renounce to their own citizenship. In addition, they will not be required to reside in Spain. Applicants will need to show their Sephardic condition and the actual connection with Spain. They will have three years to express their wish to become Spanish citizens.

La ley de concesión de nacionalidad española a los sefardíes originarios de España entrará en vigor el 1 de octubre de 2015

La ley de concesión de nacionalidad española a los sefardíes originarios de España entrará en vigor el 1 de octubre de 2015. Se trata de una medida reparadora de la injusticia que se produjo con la expulsión de los judíos de España en el siglo XV. Con esta ley, los descendientes de estos judíos podrán adquirir la nacionalidad española sin tener que renunciar a la suya propia y sin exigencia de residencia en España. Los interesados tendrán que justificar la condición de sefardí y la especial vinculación con España.

EB-5 Q&A:How can I reapply for EB-5 if I already received permanent residency?

Question Detail: I have a permanent U.S. green card (earned from EB-5), but I have been living outside of the United States since December 2009. Am I still considered a U.S. permanent resident? If not, would I be eligible to immediately reapply for permanent residency through the EB-5 program? Would my previous EB-5 application disqualify me?


EB-5 Q&A:How will two L-1 visa rejections impact an EB-5 direct application?

Question Detail: I am the owner of a Brazilian company and I founded another based in Chicago in 2005. I have had ups and downs with the U.S. business and had up to five full-time employees. Currently I have one full time and one part time employee. Our gross revenue is in the 500,000 to $1 million per year. I applied for the L-1 visa and was rejected, and appealed and was rejected again. Will the fact that I have had two L-1 visa rejections affect my EB-5 eligibility if I apply? What requirements will I have to meet if I apply for the EB-5 visa?