About Rana Jazayerli
Rana Jazayerli is an immigration attorney and partner at Phillips Lytle, LLP. She practices at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in the fields of immigration and international business. Attorney Jazayerli counsels clients in all areas of U.S. immigration law, with an emphasis on employment-based visas. She is extensively experienced in matters involving the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having assisted both individuals seeking to obtain U.S. permanent residency, and U.S. companies looking to acquire EB-5 regional center designation. She has additionally worked with employers on diverse immigration matters such as proper I-9 form compliance, foreign national employment under visa categories such as L-1As and H-1Bs, and usage of the federal E-Verify authorization program.
Founded in 1834, Phillips Lytle offers a wide range of practice areas. The firm’s immigration practice provides immigration solutions for entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, professionals, non-profit organizations, business owners, and individuals. Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Attorney Jazayerli served as the chair of the immigration practice group at Dilworth Paxson, where she also specialized in the representation of clients seeking permanent U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Attorney Jazayerli is an active member of the D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on the group’s Annual Conference Committee and the National Day of Action Committee. She is also a member of the Association to Invest in the USA Compliance Committee and has spoken on several panels focusing on EB-5 immigrant investor petitions. Attorney Jazayerli is furthermore an experienced litigator and has filed successful actions in the U.S. District Court while representing clients whose naturalization applications were experiencing prolonged delays.
Having earned her undergraduate degree in 1992 from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Attorney Jazayerli went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in 1996. She also graduated with her master’s degree from the American University School of Communication in 2002. She is admitted to practice law before the state of New York, the District of Columbia, and the District Court for the District of Columbia. Attorney Jazayerli is fluent in Arabic and English, and regularly advises and represents clients from the Middle East, among those from other locations across the globe.
Answers to EB-5 22 Questions Answered
- Where can we live when immigrating through EB-5?
- How will a divorce affect permanent resident status?
- Is a Regional Center a global location or domestic U.S. location?
- How can I team up with a Regional Center for an EB-5 project?
- What types of businesses qualify for EB-5 capital?
- Am I a good candidate for EB-5 Visa?
- Can funds from a parent in the U.S. be used for an EB-5 visa?
- Can a secured loan be used to fund an EB5 visa investment?
- Can an EB-5 green card be granted to the partners managing a company?
- Can I stay in the U.S. while going through the EB-5 program?
- Do you have to live near the EB-5 Regional Center that you invest in?
- Do I have to be an accredited investor to qualify for an EB-5 Visa?
- Which family members can qualify for an EB-5 immigrant investor visa?
- Can I bring my family to the United States if I get an EB-5 visa?
- Do I have to maintain U.S. residence to get an EB-5 visa?
- How many EB-5 visas are granted by the USCIS each year?
- What are the current EB-5 Regional Centers?
- How can I find out if a Regional Center is in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA)?
- Do the funds for an EB-5 Visa have to be personally owned by the entrepreneur?
- What is the calculation of net less to identify a troubled business in the EB-5 Program?
- Do EB-5 investors have to sustain their investments after they receive their green card?
- Can investments made in multiple projects qualify for the EB-5 Visa Program?