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How can I find active EB-5 projects?

I am very interested in investing in an EB-5 project in California. Therefore, I am planning to visit Los Angeles in 2014. Is there any way I can find out what projects are currently available to invest in? Is this information available online?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    The projects are listed in the USCIS website. For more detailed information regarding the project, contact the regional center.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    There are several websites, short of you contacting the regional center in the area, but you can certainly do that.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS maintains a list of designated regional centers. See http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-fifth-preference-eb-5/immigrant-investor-regional-centers. While there is not a list of active projects, you can start by contacting the regional centers and then conduct thorough due diligence on any project they offer. It is also a good idea to hire an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney; the attorney will not refer projects to you, but he or she can review the project documents and advise you on the EB-5 legal requirements.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes and no. While there are databases available for active Regional Centers, you would have to contact each directly to learn of their actual projects. With the assistance and representation of experienced EB-5 counsel, however, you can be introduced to regional centers with successful immigration histories. Please also remember that the EB-5 project does not need to be in the same state in which you will live. You could invest in a project in Ohio, Florida, or any other state in the U.S.

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    Margo Chernysheva

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, the information on currently approved Regional Centers is available on the USCIS webpage but it does not list currently open enrollment projects. You can contact each RC in CA and see what they have or hire an expert to assist you.

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    Michael A Harris

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS EB-5 website provides a list at http://www.uscis.gov/eb-5centers. But contact information and websites are not provided. You will have to search for potential Regional Center projects in California by searching online. There are various EB-5 information websites that have cultivated contact information for various projects. Important to note that the USCIS website only catalogs Regional Centers, and it does not include a list of direct EB-5 projects. A direct EB-5 pooled funds investment which is not affiliated with a Regional Center may also qualify. For more information about the Immigrant Investor Program, please feel free to contact me.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, there are more than 200 approved Regional Centersapproval from USCIS does not mean they are good or safe investmentsand thousands of non-Regional Center projects.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, look at USCIS.gov. Alternatively, I can help you.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no central website which has access to all EB-5 projects. Unfortunately, you would have to visit each regional center''s website to see if you can dig up some project information. Fortunately, the EB5investors.com site allows you to find regional centers by geographic region. I would also recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney who can provide you further insight into the process. Good luck!

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    Anthony Ravani

    Immigration Attorney
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    You would first need to retain (hire) an attorney. Then the attorney should be able to connect you with some projects.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The best approach is to retain the services of an experienced EB-5 attorney who may advise you on the EB-5 projects that have had or will have a successful EB-5 history.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can find them on the USCIS website and should consult with your attorney and financial adviser, for they should be able to give you centers upon which they have done due diligence.

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    Kripa Upadhyay

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally speaking yes, regional centers (if that is what you are looking for) will have some information about their projects online, but the best way to find projects and regional centers would be through an immigration attorney who is well versed in the EB-5 arena. There are numerous ongoing projects in Los Angeles/California region as well as other states and it would be quite impossible for you to visit every single one. A good, experienced EB-5 attorney will have already done the due diligence in selecting projects that are well thought out and have a strong foundation so that your investment is secure. I would strongly advise that you speak with an immigration attorney who can guide you through this process.

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