About Daniel A Zeft
Daniel A. Zeft is an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney in Chicago who has significant expertise with EB-5 matters. Since 1997, attorney Zeft has exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law. The focus of attorney Zeft’s practice is immigration law matters related to the employment or investment of foreign nationals in the United States.
Attorney Zeft has done significant work in the area of EB-5 investment immigration. He has significant expertise with EB-5 matters and extensive contacts in the EB-5 field. Attorney Zeft represents EB-5 foreign national investors. He also advises and represents U.S. business people who desire to establish a new EB-5 Regional Center or who seek to use the EB-5 mechanism to raise capital. Since 2007, attorney Zeft has been a member of the trade association of the EB-5 Regional Centers.
When he represents EB-5 investors from China or Taiwan, attorney Zeft is assisted by a native of China who is a professional interpreter and translator. With the involvement of the interpreter/translator, attorney Zeft can communicate with clients by telephone or in person in Mandarin Chinese, and he can also communicate with clients by email in simplified Chinese characters or traditional Chinese characters.
Moreover, when he represents EB-5 investors from Russia, attorney Zeft is assisted by a native of Belarus who is a professional interpreter and translator. With the involvement of the interpreter/translator, attorney Zeft can communicate with clients by telephone or in person in Russian and he can also communicate with clients by email in Russian.
Mr. Zeft received degrees from Princeton University (A.B., 1990), Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington (J.D., 1993) and George Washington University Law School (LL.M., 1996). Since 1997, he has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Attorney Zeft has served on local and national committees of AILA. From 2006 to 2009, he was an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington where he taught immigration law. Attorney Zeft has also spoken on immigration law topics to groups of business people, attorneys and international educators through the United States and in Europe.
Answers to EB-5 58 Questions Answered
- What is the first step in the EB-5 process?
- Can non-profit hospitals be funded through the EB-5 program?
- Can I use rental income for the EB-5 Program?
- Do you need to have an EB-5 Project in order to start your own Regional Center?
- Can I apply for an EB-5 Visa while in the US on an E3 Visa?
- What is a conditional green card?
- Can I use gifted money from my maternal uncle for EB5?
- Can I purchase an EB-5 Regional Center?
- Do I need a sponsor for an EB-5 green card?
- Can you convert a B1 Visa to an EB-5 Visa?
- Do all immigrant investors have to invest through EB-5 Regional Centers?
- What are the most common problems that EB-5 visa applicants face?
- Can I use EB-5 investment capital to invest in a holding company?
- Can funds from a parent in the U.S. be used for an EB-5 visa?
- What is the processing time for the I-526 application?
- Can investors from Vietnam participate in the EB-5 visa program?
- Can an illegal immigrant qualify for an EB-5 visa?
- Does USCIS give a receipt upon receiving EB-5 visa materials?
- How do I make a safe EB-5 investment?
- Can a Regional Center qualify for $500,000 investors if it is does not meet TEA designation?
- Can a secured loan be used to fund an EB5 visa investment?
- Are EB-5 visas still being issued?
- Can an EB-5 Investment be made in a 501(c)3 non-profit?
- What kind of attorney do I need to create an EB-5 Regional Center?
- Can EB-5 investors fund residential development?
- What is the processing time for the I-526 Petition?
- How much are EB-5 attorney fees?
- Is there an age limit for the EB-5 Visa Program?
- Can multiple people pool their funds and talent to set up an EB-5 Regional Center?
- Can an EB-5 investor be employed for compensation at the business they invest in?
- Will I have to pay taxes if I am an investor in the EB-5 visa program?
- How can you prove source of funds for gifts in the EB-5 program?
- Can my wife and I used combined funds for the EB-5 Visa Program?
- What documents are used for the trace of funds in the EB-5 Program?
- Do you have to live near the EB-5 Regional Center that you invest in?
- Which family members can qualify for an EB-5 immigrant investor visa?
- How do I start the EB-5 Program application?
- How can you qualify as an EB-5 investor?
- Do I have to maintain U.S. residence to get an EB-5 visa?
- How can I more easily move money from China for the EB-5 visa program?
- Is there usually a return on EB-5 investments?
- Do I have to be an accredited investor to qualify for an EB-5 Visa?
- What if my I-526 Petition does not get approved?
- Do I have to be involved in the company that receives my EB-5 visa investment?
- What types of investments are available to EB-5 visa applicants?
- How can I tell whether or not a Regional Center is in a TEA?
- Does an EB-5 investor have to own the majority stake in the new commercial enterprise?
- Does the government provide financing options for EB-5 visa applicants?
- Do EB-5 investors have to sustain their investments after they receive their green card?
- What is lawful source of funds for the EB-5 visa program?
- What is the difference between NOID and RFE in an EB-5 visa case?
- Can part-time jobs count towards EB-5 visa job creation requirements?
- Can EB-5 applicants work for another company during their conditional residency?
- How many EB-5 visa applicants file as individual investors?
- Should I apply for immigration through a K visa instead of an EB-5 visa?
- What is adjustment of status for an EB-5 visa?
- Can attorney''s fees be counted towards the EB-5 visa minimum investment requirements?
- Can I bring my family to the United States if I get an EB-5 visa?