Part III of my interview with GlobeSt.com can now be viewed online. During this part of the interview, I address what investors must understand when selecting an EB-5 regional center and the important questions they should consider before moving ahead:
“What is the general partner’s experience in managing multi-million dollar projects? What projects has the partner successfully completed in the past? Make certain that the regional center has a familiarity with the EB-5 program and understands its responsibility to complete the project and create the requisite jobs.”
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A frequent EB-5 Visa question that foreign investors ask is: “What countries are qualified to participate in the EB-5 program?”
Every Country is Qualified
The answer is rather simple: every country is qualified to participate provided you meet the other conditions for EB-5 investors. If you’re from Russia, North Korea, China, France, Spain, anywhere in Europe, anywhere in South America, it doesn’t matter. You’re qualified to participate.
Different than the E-2 Visa
This is not the same as the E-2 non-immigrant visa, which is a temporary 5-year visa for investors. In this case, it’s very limited. There are just some countries on the E-2 country list that are qualified to use it. Therefore, if you’re from Venezuela, Brazil, China, India, Russia, you cannot participate in the E-2 investor program.
Your Eligible Investment
With that said, there are good news for you. If you want to participate in the EB-5, all you need to do is make an eligible investment. Your passport and country do not matter.
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The second part of my interview with GlobeSt.com has been published online. During the interview, I speak about the increasing influence of EB-5 Regional Centers in South Florida. I also address American Life Investments, LLC, a Regional Center that sponsors the project for the CCCC Miami Towers.
“…our role is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations and program rules. American Life Investments will also oversee all administrative matters involving the maintenance and compliance of the Regional Center, under USCIS guidelines.”
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One of the questions I’m usually asked as an immigration attorney is whether the EB-5 investor needs to be living in the area in which he has invested. The answer is “No.”
Live Where You Want
Actually, the investor can move about the United States as he wants; he can live where he desires. If he made an investment in Miami, he can live in Los Angeles, he can live in New York, he can live in Texas, anywhere he prefers.
One of the advantages of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program is that you have complete freedom to live and work wherever you want.
Additionally, your children can go to school without restrictions; there are no work permits required; you have full conditional residency opportunities giving you flexibility.
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