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How should I approach EB-5 projects as an EB-5 investor?

I currently live in Vietnam and want to reside in the United States as an investor participating in the EB-5 program. I would like to approach EB-5 projects that currently utilize the Program. Please provide information for projects or resources on how to reach them. Thank you.

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    Clem Turner

    Securities Attorney
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    Determining which regional center will receive your hard earned $500,000 (assuming their Project is in a TEA) is a very personal choice. The criteria that you might use to make that determination may be very different than another investor''s. For instance, you may be interested in a particular industry or a particular region of the United States. No matter what type of project you are considering, I have some very general advice: 1) Thoroughly review the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and Business Plan of all projects you are considering. If there is no PPM and/or Business Plan, you should look elsewhere. 2) Thoroughly review the other corporate documents provided by the regional center, for instance the Limited Partnership Agreement or Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement, Subscription Agreement and Escrow Agreement. If these documents are inconsistent with the PPM and Business Plan, you should look elsewhere. 3) To the extent possible, research the claims made in the PPM and Business Plan. Confirm the track record of the principals, discuss the claims made with independent people in the same industry as the Project that you know and respect. This is very basic "due diligence" and is essential to making a decision with confidence. 4) Ignore any claims or promises that are not written down in either the PPM, the corporate documents or a side letter. If a claim is only made verbally, you will have a difficult time proving that you relied on it, should you have reason to complain later. 5) Do not ignore your "gut." Sometimes when things are too good to be true, they are. Good luck with the process, I wish you the best!

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should either do some research yourself or hire an immigration attorney for advice. All projects are on line and there are too many of them. An email will not be sufficient to guide you through this process.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    Good afternoon, There are many EB5 projects out there. You should consult with an attorney who has had experience in processing the visa for their clients. The attorney will work with you to help guide you to the one that will be the most beneficial for you to receive the green card. Your financial manager or accountant should carefully scrutinize the investment aspect for you.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will need to conduct due diligence in choosing a Regional Center project that best suits your investment goals. One of the best ways to approach viable Regional Center projects is to engage the legal services of an EB-5 immigration attorney in the US. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through due diligence process and review Regional Center projects'' offering documents to advise you. Our office will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no one way to approach this. Like any sound investment or business decisions, you should do thorough research on your own and find a trusted advisor or an immigration attorney who is experienced in the EB-5 processing to help you navigate through the process.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your best path is to hire a domestic attorney that fully understands EB-5 law so that you can best analyze the target investments both for qualification and also for safety of capital. I will be happy to consult with you.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The best advise I can give you is to retain the services of an Immigration Attorney experienced in this program The Attorney can direct you to EB-5 projects that have a successful immigration history for their investors.

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    Steven Anapoell

    Securities Attorney
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    One way to learn about projects is to contact me or one of my EB-5 colleagues and we can inform you of the various projects our clients are undertaking. Another way is to contact local migration agents in Vietnam for an introduction.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are EB-5 consulting companies which will do this for you in exchange for a fee.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS maintains a list of designated EB-5 regional centers. That list can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/eb-5centers. Also, there are companies with licensed financial advisors that specialize in reviewing EB-5 projects. You should consult with one of these professionals. Be careful not to take any financial advice from anyone not licensed or certified to give such advice. This includes immigration attorneys, real estate agents, overseas consulting agencies or finders. You are responsible to conduct (or hire a licensed financial advisor to conduct) your own due diligence on the program or programs you are considering for EB-5, just like you would with any other large investment.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    Information on regional center based projects can be obtained directly from the regional center. Not every regional center will have a project that is ready and accepting investor, and not every project is the same. It is important to conduct proper due diligence on each project that you decide to consider, we recommend having a business consultant and/or immigration counsel familiar with the EB-5 program involved in the selection process. The list of USCIS designated regional center is available on the USCIS website as well at http://www.uscis.gov/eb-5centers.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are over 230 regional centers that have been designated in various geographical area of the U.S. If you are just starting out in looking for possible investment vehicle, please consult EB5Investors.com or other such agencies to help you narrow down your search parameters.

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    Ali Brodie

    Immigration Attorney
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    We work with investors from Vietnam on a regular basis and would be happy to communicate with you. You may learn more about approved regional centers and the EB-5 process on the USCIS website, www.uscis.gov. You may also contact an attorney to discuss the various EB-5 investment options.

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    Mark Ivener

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are currently only about 6 out of over 200 Immigration approved regional centers that have a significant track record of both I-526 & I-829 approvals. I provide their names & due diligence experts once I confirm your source of funds. Also, please see my due diligence questionnaire on my website.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    I cannot recommend any particular one, perhaps you could find them on line, I do not have a list, but I believe the USCIS website may.

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