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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Posted in Speaking Engagement

The EB-5 program has caught the interest of local Chinese media following the successful two day US China India Investment and Business Forum hosted by Artisan Business Group.  Sing Tao Daily newspaper interviewed event speakers regarding the EB-5 visa program.  More information in Chinese can be found here: http://chineseofchicago.com.  Likewise,  CCTV (China Central Television) prepared… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, I-924

USCIS announced that they would be offering a 30 day extension of the comment period for the Form I-924, Application for Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.  Comments will now be due 9/20/2012.  The information collection notice allowing for a 60-day public comment period was previously published in the Federal Register on May… Continue Reading

Posted in Speaking Engagement

The preeminent business networking and business education organization in South Florida. is pleased to invite you to  EB-5 Visas: Investments and New Jobs The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa provides permanent U.S. residency to foreign nationals and their immediate families through investment in U.S. based businesses or real estate opportunities that result in the creation of… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Business Plan, EB-5 Program, EB-5 Project, Non-Regional Center, Regional Center

In 1998, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) issued a precedent decision known as Matter of Ho that set forth the requirements of an EB-5 compliant business plan.  According to Matter of Ho, as part of an I-526 petition an EB-5 investor must submit a comprehensive business plan demonstrating the following elements: A description of the  EB-5… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor, Regional Center

Most regional centers structure the EB-5 investment fund known as the “new commercial enterprise” into which investors place their investment funds as a limited partnership.  Pursuant to 8 CFR §204.6 (j)(5)(iii), if the petitioner is a limited partner and the limited partnership agreement provides the petitioner with the rights, powers and duties normally granted to… Continue Reading

Posted in Immigrant Investor

To maintain their status, lawful permanent residents of the U.S. or “green card” holders have to satisfy physical presence requirements. Individuals absent from the United States for trips outside of the country that last a temporary period of time, will not generally encounter any problems. However, individuals who spend extensive time outside of the U.S…. Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor, Regional Center

1. Lack of five years of tax returns.  In countries where tax returns are not readily available it is advisable for applicants to provide copies of the relevant sections of the law that explain the tax filing requirements, as well as corroborating evidence from independent third parties such as accountants.  In certain countries employers pay… Continue Reading

Posted in Speaking Engagement

The EB-5 community received welcome news from Capitol Hill Today.  Through a unanimous vote the Senate passed S. 3245 which provides for a three year extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program.  The measure now moves to the House.  Although, the House is currently on recess and will only reconvene in September, indications from… Continue Reading

Posted in Speaking Engagement, Uncategorized

I will participate in the 2012 US-China-India Investment and Business Forum hosted by Artisan Business Group.  This two day conference will be held on August 23-24 at the Chicago Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront.   The August 23rd forum will focus on the EB-5 regional center program and in-bound Chinese investments through the EB-5 regional center program and direct… Continue Reading