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What is the first step for businesses seeking EB-5 capital?

I am trying to figure out the best way to find an EB-5 investor for a rural area in Texas. We are looking to expand our restaurant into some of the other smaller surrounding areas. How do we properly contact an investor seeking an EB-5 visa? What is the first step for a business seeking EB-5 capital?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The first step is to contact an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney who has the expertise in advising about the compliance and marketability of the EB-5 documentation.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should first have a comprehensive EB-5 compliant business plan in place to market to potential investors how your project is commercially viable, how the required jobs will be created, how investors will exit the project, etc.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Best is to find the investor and then contact an immigration attorney to help you with the process and make sure the investment is handled in such a way that you get the funds you want and the investor is able to get the green card.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Hire EB-5 counsel, of course! In all seriousness, experienced EB-5 counsel will lead the other professionals, like business plan writers and economists, to get your required documentation in order, and would review and assist you with your infrastructure.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    Prepare a viable business plan showing how the jobs will be created and what return on investment can be expected, and find competent counsel to aid you, and then contact a reputable firm that deals in finding suitable investors. There are many on the internet.

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    Oliver Huiyue Qiu

    Immigration Attorney
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    As the first step, you probably need to meet with an EB-5 professional to go over your restaurant''s feasibility for EB-5 investment. This website has many such professionals available. But you do need to understand that nowadays most EB-5 regional centers cater to property developments worth millions of dollars. A standalone small restaurant business, let alone not operating as a franchise, may find it challenging to attract an average EB-5 investor, whose primary interest is so different from a domestic investor.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    People market their investment at international events, and with attorneys as well.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should ensure that your business is going to be attractive to an EB-5 investor and ensure that they will get the green card after investing in your company. As such, the first steps are to create a business plan showing how you will create 10 full time jobs and contact an immigration lawyer to explain the EB-5 process.

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