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Could a Regional Center have a project outside of the U.S.?

Assuming company headquartered in the US and majority shares held therein, might a Regional Center have the right to invest in projects outside US jurisdiction?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. The investment must be in the United States and the job creation must be within a U.S regional center.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. The investment must be used to create jobs within the regional center.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, EB-5 investment must benefit the U.S. economy and job creation must be fulfilled within the U.S. Regional Centers operate within designated TEAs unless the investment is $1M. No, this would not qualify.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. The jobs created must be U.S. jobs.

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    Jeffrey E Campion

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, the program is for U.S. job creation.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    For EB-5 purposes, the projects must be located in the U.S. and the requisite job creation also in the U.S.

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    Rachel Lew

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. Each regional center focuses specifically on a defined geographic area of the Untied States, not outside of the U.S., because the main idea of EB-5 Investor Immigrant Program is to create jobs inside the U.S. not outside of U.S. jurisdiction.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Geographical area must be in the U.S. as that is where the direct and indirect jobs must be created.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The quick answer is NO. The Regional Center EB-5 projects have to be located in the U.S.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no rule permitting or forbidding projects outside the U.S.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    It will be difficult. How do you generate 10 U.S. full-time jobs for each investor (each will have to invest $1 million)?

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    This is a complex question. The short answer being no, the money has to be invested in the U.S. with the jobs being created on U.S. soil.

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