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What does my business need to attract EB-5 Investors?

I''m in the process of launching 2 companies and have an existing business. I was wondering what would be required of me as a business owner in order to complete the process with an EB-5 investor? Do I need a business plan? Financials? etc.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally speaking, USCIS requires a business plan, operating agreement, escrow agreement, loan agreement and collaboration agreement, just to name a few. It may be beneficial for you to team up with a regional center that is willing to take on your projects.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Think about what you would want to put your money into an investment. I would want bios on the management team, all corporate documents, business plan, details about the project, permits required, build-out plan, economic analysis on the job creation, etc.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    The type of EB-5 investment structure you are using will impact what documents you need to prepare and how you can market to potential investors, i.e. is this a Regional Center based EB-5 investment or a direct investment? A comprehensive business plan is critical for both. For a Regional Center based EB-5 project the economic report will also be important as it identifies how the jobs will be created for the investor. Beyond that you will need to put together a marketing plan that takes into account what other projects are out there and how you will be able to target and identify the right investors for your projects.

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    Rachel Lew

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, a business plan, financial structure for the project (percentage of your own equity, and/or private venture capital, and or EB-5 funds), business project market feasibility/competitors analysis and five year financial projection pro forma calculations are all a must. It is extremely difficult to market EB-5 investment opportunities to foreign investors now because you are competing with hundreds of USCIS approved regional centers that have successful I-526 and I-829 track records. You also have to pay substantial broker/dealer commissions for procuring one foreign EB-5 investor.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    Your question is very vague and unclear. Are you considering a EB-5 direct investment or regional center? The requirements are different, however, a good starting point is a business plan and financials.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes. You need a business plan and other documents. You should consult an immigration attorney because without knowing the details of your business, it''s difficult to provide tailored advice.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    Our law firm will advise you of how your project may be EB-5 compliant and how the project may be marketable to investors. We will first try to introduce you to the source of funding, and hopefully you will obtain it, and then complete your EB-5 compliant documentation.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are two types of EB-5: regional center project or direct EB-5 project. I am not sure what kind of project you are running. Regional centers must be designated by USCIS. Typically, the documents you need to present to your investors should include limited partnership agreement/shareholder agreement/operation agreement, subscription agreement, business plan, escrow agreement etc. For regional centers, they may also provide to investors the economic analysis, loan agreement, collaboration agreement or anything that is related to the project. You need to consult an experienced attorney to get a case specific assistance.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should put yourself in the investor''s shoes. You would probably not be interested in making an investment in a company you know nothing about or have little confidence in. Therefore, a business plan and projected financial statements are an important tool, for both you and for the investor. Furthermore, the investor needs to convince the USCIS that the investment is at risk and that the business plan is both credible and feasible. So there are certain ways to approach that requirement. You and any prospective investor should complete all of the due diligence on each other to make sure you are comfortable with the arrangement. There are different professionals on the eb5investors.com website who can assist with various aspects of EB-5, from business experts in project feasibility, marketing to investors, SEC compliance attorneys and EB-5 immigration attorneys. It is vital to have an experienced team in place before you consider accepting EB-5 investors.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will need an EB-5 compliant business plan and a colorful brochure.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is very difficult to cater a response without additional details however, quite generally, yes, you would need a business plan, and could need some securities related documents depending on the sort of deal you are structuring (direct EB-5 or regional center based EB-5). You may also require the assistance of an EB-5 economist. I recommend you schedule a consultation with an EB-5 immigration attorney who can best guide you through this process.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    EB-5 projects will need to be both compliant with the USCIS EB-5 rules and regulations, and marketable to foreign national investors. There is required documentation that is needed to meet both these goals like business plans, economic reports, and more. Using an EB-5 attorney like the experienced attorneys at our law firm can help you develop the infrastructure and documentation to make your EB-5 projects both EB-5 compliant and marketable.

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