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EB-5 Q&A: How can my children finish school after applying for EB-5?

Question Detail: If I invest in a EB-5 program, when can I, at latest, move to the United States? My children want to finalize their school here, which will take about 4 to 5 years before we move to the United States. However, I want to make the investment in 2015. Will that be a problem? Or can I use my visa at any time? Could I just fulfill the U.S. residency requirements while my children finish school?

EB-5 Q&A: What benefits will my family have as EB-5 conditional permanent residents?

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?

EB-5 Q&A: How will retirement affect EB-5 visa eligibility?

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?


EB-5 Q&A: How will a change of EB-5 business location be viewed by USCIS?

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?

EB-5 Q&A: How can I invest using untaxed funds in a foreign bank?

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?

EB-5 Q&A: What offering documents are required for an EB-5 direct investment?

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?

EB-5 Q&A: How can an EB-5 immigrant work in the United States?

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?


EB-5 Q&A: How do EB-5 requirements vary for different countries?

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?