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How can I work with a U.S. EB-5 attorney while in my own country?

I am in Pakistan. Will it be possible for me to liaise with a U.S. EB-5 immigration attorney from my country? Or will I be required to visit the United States to start my application if I hire a U.S.-based immigration attorney?

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not have to come to the United States to start working with an EB-5 attorney. We work with clients located all over the world via emails and telephone calls. The key would be to finding an attorney who will respond to you quickly and explain things so that you could make an informed decision.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most EB-5 investor clients work from abroad with attorneys in the United States. There is no requirement that you physically visit the United States before you start the preparations for your I-526 petition.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    We represent many clients who have never set foot in the United States. We use e-mail, phone, and video conferencing to provide our services, and we have been successful in doing so.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may certainly work with a U.S. attorney from your country. We do it all the time by e-mail, Skype and telephone.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    To work you need a separate work visa. As a Pakistani national, you may be eligible for an E-2 treaty visa.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should not have any problem working with a U.S.-based EB-5 immigration attorney from your home country. An attorney will do most of the work for you to prepare and file your I-526 petition and direct you on what documents he or she will need from you to prepare your case, most of which you may easily provide electronically to an attorney.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can hire an EB-5 lawyer anywhere as long as he/she is licensed to practice law in the United States.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
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    U.S. attorneys, in particular immigration attorneys dealing with EB-5 cases, frequently represent clients living abroad. Most documents that are required can be scanned and emailed. Conferences can be arranged by phone or other internet-based means. Where original documents are required, these can be sent by courier. You should ensure, however, that the attorney retained has sufficient experience and expertise to properly represent your interests.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you are comfortable with communicating via phone, Skype, and/or email, you are not required to visit the United States or even meet with your immigration attorney before starting the process.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can work with a U.S.-based EB-5 attorney even though you are in Pakistan. You need not to travel to the United States to start your application. However, ask good questions and verify the attorney you are dealing with just to ensure he/she can help you.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not need to be in the United States to hire a U.S. based attorney. Many attorneys, including our law firm, accept an electronically executed retainer agreement to start the legal service.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    Thank you for your question. You do not need to travel to the United States to hire an EB-5 immigration attorney. Our firm works with clients across the globe, including Pakistan. Through the use of the many forms of electronic communications (such as Skype, etc.), things can be done without necessitating your travel to the United States.

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    Robert Cornish

    Securities Attorney
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    My firm and many others in the United States work with clients overseas. While a meeting is certainly a good thing, you can speak with prospective counsel over the phone or video conference. And of course, email makes communication easy as well. You will have to sign a retainer with a U.S. law firm and send it back to the law firm either by email and/or overnight mail.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    This should not be a problem if your investment immigration attorney is experienced with working with overseas clients. We have extended hours to meet the time differences. We work with many clients that we meet in person for the first time when they arrive in the United States.

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    Michael A Harris

    Immigration Attorney
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    I work with many clients around the world who are not able to ever visit me in my office. You can submit nearly all of the materials for filing via e-mail or secured file exchange. The only originals I should need for your initial filing will be the signed government forms, which you can courier back to me by mail.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may use the internet. I have a client from Pakistan who works in Saudi Arabia. I have advised him on EB-5 and he is currently involved in a project. I have another client, a National of India working in Dubai and he has engaged me to find a suitable investment project. So you need not be physically in the United States to start your application.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    We successfully file EB-5 applications all the time for people in other countries. Merely filing an EB-5 does not give you any right to come to or stay in the United States while the application is pending. You would need a visa (tourist/business/or other) to visit here.

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    Ally Bolour

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not need to be in the United States. We have clients all over the world.

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