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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?
Question Detail: I will be submitting my I-829 application and would like to work with a different attorney than the one who filed my I-526 and I-485. Is it possible to change attorneys at this late stage in the immigration process? Will I need to provide USCIS with different documentation? How will my EB-5 application be affected if I change immigration attorneys?
My parents invested through the EB-5 program and were interviewed for their conditional green card in late January 2014. They are communist bankers who do not hold any political position, but USCIS still needed to perform an additional background check. Will their current communist status complicate their I-526 approval? In addition, about 95% of the other investors in the same project have already received their conditional green card. Because we are still waiting for I-526 approval, and are now last in the queue, will our chances of receiving I-829 approval be reduced?
I just managed to get my conditional green card through the EB-5 program and shortly after that I won the electronic diversity visa lottery. May I apply for a permanent green card? Is there any possibility to cancel my participation in investment program and the regional center I invested in and get my money back Is this situation somehow regulated by law or rules (DV Lottery or EB-5 rules)?
I have a B1/B2 visa and have invested approximately $2 million in a U.S. business since 2011. In so doing, eight full time jobs at the peak production period have been created. However, as I cannot avail of any SBA facility with my present B1/B2 visa, I believe that I need to apply for an EB-5 visa. But upon submitting the EB-5 application, I would be barred from travelling to the United States. Can I retroactively apply my investment and job creation when applying for the EB-5 visa? How can a current B1/B2 visa holder travel to the United States after applying for the EB-5 visa?