About Irina Rostova
Irina Rostova is a founding partner of Rostova Westerman Law Group, P.A, located in Florida. Her practice is focused on EB-5 visas, extraordinary ability visas, and business visas. As a supervising attorney, Rostova oversees hundreds of EB-5 petitions, both pending and in-progress.
Rostova Westerman Law Group is an immigration law firm that focuses on family-based petitions, and businesses and investor visas, with a concentration on the EB-5 investment immigration program. The firm’s EB-5 services cover regional center project review, source of funds, immigration matters throughout the entire EB-5 process including removal of conditions, and more. The firm has staff that speaks Russian, Spanish, and French.
In addition to her legal experience, Rostova has former experience working in management at J.P. Morgan, the country’s largest banking institution, which has given her a background in economics. Rostova’s practice offers consulting services to potential investors, which cover numerous EB-5 projects, as well as any other immigration services required by USCIS for approval of an EB-5 visa.
Rostova is fluent in Russian and knowledgeable in CIS countries’ business culture. In 2015, she represented approximately one-fourth of all Russian nationals who filed I-526 petitions to receive EB-5 investor visas.
Rostova received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law (where she received her Juris Doctor). She regularly participates in speaking engagements, and hosts seminars on the topic of immigration options for potential immigrant investors and their families.
Answers to EB-5 60 Questions Answered
- What is the possibility of getting F-1 approval after submitting the I-526?
- What evidence is needed for my parents to keep their EB-5 green card status?
- How will a difference in EB-5 jobs created affect my removal of conditions?
- What is the difference between using a migration agency and an EB-5 attorney?
- How can my wife and daughter apply for EB-5 if I am on an L-1 visa?
- How many jobs must my EB-5 project create?
- How can a direct EB-5 project utilize indirect/induced job creation?
- What happens if the primary EB-5 applicant divorces before I-829 approval?
- How can both my friend and I obtain U.S. green cards?
- What if the EB-5 project is done before I file an I-829?
- How long does it take the NVC to receive an EB-5 case?
- How can I include my children under my EB-5 petition?
- How long does work authorization approval take at the I-485 stage?
- How will the changing EB-5 regulations affect removal of conditions?
- How can a non-accredited investor participate in the EB-5 program?
- How can I obtain documents from my EB-5 case filed with a regional center?
- How do we add a baby to our filed I-526?
- How will the passing of the main EB-5 applicant affect the green cards of his children?
- How is U.S. physical presence calculated for citizenship eligibility?
- How can I use a gifted business to qualify for an EB-5 visa?
- What is the cost and time involved in starting a regional center?
- What do we do after arriving in the United States?
- How can I operate my U.S. business after filing for EB-5?
- What are the EB-5 green card residency requirements?
- How long after starting a business can an investor apply for EB-5?
- How can we get our investment back if the principal EB-5 investor died?
- How do I use an existing business to qualify for an EB-5 green card?
- Why does it matter if an EB-5 attorney is affiliated with a regional center?
- What are the categories of EB-5 visas?
- How can an E-2 investor change to EB-5 direct investment?
- How many jobs will my business have to create?
- From where do EB-5 investors have to apply for the visa?
- What happens if an EB-5 investor has a passive role in the business?
- How many EB-5 visas can I receive for a $20 million investment?
- What can count toward my EB-5 investment if I already co-own a U.S. company?
- How will Hepatitis C affect EB-5 green card eligibility?
- What kind of deal structure is typical for EB-5 projects?
- How do I process my EB-5 application with an EB-5 law firm?
- What kind of documents should I bring to sign an EB-5 application?
- What happens if a project is fully completed before I-526 approval?
- What is the difference between an EB-5 attorney and an immigration attorney?
- What does it mean if there is no EB-5 exemplar project approval yet?
- What happens if a green card holder stays outside of the U.S. beyond six months?
- How long until EB-5 funding is available for a regional center project?
- How can EB-5 investors minimize exposure to proposed retroactive action?
- How long can I stay in the United States after my H-1B expires?
- What personnel review the business plan portion of an EB-5 application?
- What type of jobs count as indirect EB-5 jobs?
- How can an EB-5 regional center avoid getting RFEs?
- What rules do EB-5 investors have to follow when looking for projects?
- How can I apply for EB-5 while on CPT?
- Who do we hire if want to start an EB-5 regional center?
- How many regional centers can sponsor one EB-5 project?
- What type of employees count in a direct EB-5 investment?
- What kind of projects can receive EB-5 funding?
- Why is there a quota for the EB-5 visa program?
- Where can an EB-5 investor schedule their InfoPass appointment?
- How can I get an EB-5 visa by renting out offices?
- How will filing an I-526 affect J-1 eligibility?
- How does the regional center decide who gets the job credit?