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Do you have to live near the EB-5 Regional Center that you invest in?

Do you have to live in the same geographic location as the EB-5 Regional Center that receives the investment? What if the Regional Center is located in a TEA (Targeted Employment Area)?

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you do not need to live near the EB-5 Regional Center that you invest in. You can choose any place in the U.S. as your residence.

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    Mark Urbanski

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you do not need to live near the EB-5 Regional Center you invest in, whether it is in a TEA or not.

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    Jennifer Parser

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can live anywhere when investing through a Regional Center.

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    Igor Serbinin

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you are an investor you don''t have to live in the same geographic location as RC that receives the investment. You have to be either in managerial or policy making capacity with the project that you invest in. It is irrelevant whether RC is located in TEA as to where the investor must live however your funds must be invested in TEA if you claiming reduced amount of capital for investment to qualify for EB5 classification.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are not required to reside in the same geographical area as the regional center you choose to invest in.

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    Kristina Rost

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you do not have to live in a geographic vicinity of RC you are investing in.

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    Laura Danielson

    Immigration Attorney
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    An individual doesn''t need to reside near the EB-5 regional center project and can live anywhere in the U.S.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 investor and his family are not required to live within the geographical boundaries of the regional center which is associated with the EB-5 business project. After an EB-5 investor and his family become conditional permanent residents, they can live anywhere in the United States.

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    Michael G Homeier

    Securities Attorney
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    Happily, no. There is no requirement that an EB-5 investor live in, adjacent to, or nearby the location of the project in which he or she invests. An investor may, but need not. This is true regardless of whether the project is located within or without a TEA (which basically only qualifies the minimum investment amount at the reduced $500,000 per investor figure).

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    Louis M Piscopo

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not have to live near the Regional Center you invest in.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may invest in an EB5 project in any part of the United States. The project does not have to be within the jurisdiction of the investor''s residence.

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    Larry J Behar, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no legal obligation for EB 5 investors to live near the regional center into which they are investing, whether it is in a TEA or otherwise. The issue does come up, however, in matters related to direct investment where it is expected that the investor will have a hands on managerial approach to the EB 5 investment and management of the new US employees.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    Thank you for your email. You generally don''t have to live near the regional center you invest in.

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    David Hirson

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. If the investor is required to work in the business it will reduce the investor''s credibility if the job site is too far removed from the residence of the investor.

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    Bita Hamidi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may choose to live anywhere in the US and are not required to live in the same geographic area as where the Regional Center is located. This is one of the great benefits of the EB -5.

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    Angeline Chen

    Immigration Attorney
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    No you do not need to live near the regional center. Even if it is a TEA, you still do not need to live near it. You can be in another state.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no requirement to reside in the same area as the EB-5 Regional Center or the project in which your investment is being made.

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    Kate Kalmykov

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regional center program allows investors to be geographically mobile and they can live anywhere in the US and still satisfy EB5 program requirements.

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    Clem Turner

    Securities Attorney
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    You can live anywhere in the United States that you choose. You do not have to live in the same geographical area as your investment.

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    Rana Jazayerli

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no obligation to live in the same state or same geographic location as the EB-5 regional center. An EB-5 investor may live anywhere in the U.S.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. You may live anywhere you wish.

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    Charles H Kuck

    Immigration Attorney
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    The great thing about the Regional Center program is that you can live anywhere you want. You are NOT tied to the location of the regional center.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you may live anywhere in the country after obtaining your green card through EB-5 Regional Center. One caution I must make is that while most of the Regional Centers try to claim that their projects are in TEA, USCIS have found that many Regional Centers could not prove that one or more of their projects actually were within that TEA. This could lead to a denial as the EB-5 rules actually require $1 million investment unless the business is actually located in TEA. Thus, do your due diligence before choosing the regional center before you invest and apply for I-526 immigrant petition.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The Foreign National Investor (FNI) does NOT have to live in or near the Regional Center EB-5 project which receives the Investors funds.This policy applies regardless of whether the RC EB-5 project is in a TEA or not. The FNI can live anywhere in the US.

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    Steven Anapoell

    Securities Attorney
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    You are not required to live anywhere near the regional enter or the project in which your funds are invested.

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    Anthony Ravani

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, not at all.

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    Darren Silver

    Immigration Attorney
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    The investor does not need to live in the same area of the Regional Center. The investor can live anywhere in the U.S.

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    Sufen Hilf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not have to live near the regional center where you invested in.

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    Olga Karasik

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you do not need to live in the same location. In fact, you don?t need to live in the same State. You can reside anywhere in the United States.

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    Farah Abbas

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you do not have to live near the Regional Center or the EB-5 project that you invest in. You may live anywhere in the United States pursuant to your EB-5 visa.

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    Ira Kurzban

    Immigration Attorney
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    No you do not have to live in the same location as the EB-5 Regional Center that receives your investment. It doesn''t matter whether the Regional Center is located in a TEA.

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    Neville M Leslie

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. You can live anywhere in the US.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. You do not need to live where the regional center is located nor the project.

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