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How can I find regional center investment projects?

I want to invest in a regional center. What are the steps to finding feasible regional center investment projects that are open now? What are some good sources for finding projects? What else should I know?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS website provides a list of all accredited regional centers. You may also contact regional centers directly or consult an EB-5 immigration attorney.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are agencies that do due diligence work and work with you on choosing a right regional center for your needs. Stephen Parnell of Which EB-5 is one of them, and I think this blog site, EB5investors.com also may be able to help.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Retaining experienced EB-5 counsel (like our law firm) will help to review projects for compliance with USCIS EB-5 rules and regulations, and to plan your U.S. immigration process. Experienced attorneys also have knowledge of the immigration history of many projects and regional centers to help your decision. Of course, the final decision to invest is a business decision to be made by the investor.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS maintains a list of designated regional centers. You can find the list at: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-fifth-preference-eb-5/immigrant-investor-regional-centers.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    There are several brokers and sites, like this one, that can help you. Make sure you conduct your due diligence before investing in any project.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are about 440 regional centers (RCs) registered with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) spread across the country, and they have various investment projects. While contacting all the RCs will be a daunting task, the best source for finding the regional center investment projects will require working with an EB-5 immigration attorney who can help conduct due diligence in picking a regional center, to make the search a lot easier. The other issue to consider is either you, or perhaps your attorney, need to narrow the scope of what investment projects you are actually particularly interested in, in terms of what industry do you want to invest in, amount to invest, reviewing of investment agreements and eventually picking the most suitable regional center, transfer of investment funds, etc.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS lists all regional centers. From there, it is a function of homework and speaking with professionals.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are many ways to find open projects. You can hire an EB-5 immigration attorney. If you are in certain countries, you can contact a so called migration agent. Or you can go to the USCIS website and download the list of regional centers and then contact them.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would first recommend reviewing a due diligence analysis: http://www.eb5investors.com/eb5-basics/eb5-due-diligence. Regarding a central database of projects, no such listing exists. Pursuant to certain requirements under securities laws, regional centers are precluded from certain forms of advertising. These rules were recently relaxed; however, there remain a number of quirks under the revised rules. There are at least two ways to find projects: a) speak to a knowledgeable EB-5 attorney who may have some familiarity with EB-5 projects around the country (of course, these attorneys would not be able to guarantee the success of the projects); or b) find the list of approved regional centers under the USCIS website and separately contact them. The latter method is certainly more cumbersome. There are also certain EB-5 brokers both within and outside the United States who have additional knowledge of projects.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can either contact the regional centers one by one to check the availability of their projects, or contact a licensed immigration agency in your home country. You may also want to contact an experienced EB-5 attorney, who may provide to you valuable insights regarding the EB-5 industry.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can obtain a list of regional centers through USCIS.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS has a website listing EB-5 Regional Centers throughout the United States. The hiring of an experienced EB-5 attorney may assist and advise you of the successful EB-5 Regional Center projects from a U.S. immigration standpoint only. The attorney should not be your business or investment advisor.

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    Kyle Barella

    Immigration Attorney
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    The best way to find a suitable EB-5 project is to speak with a registered investment advisor. There are many people offering to give you "advice" on which project to invest in, but only an investment advisor is licensed to do so. Unlike traditional immigration law firms, our firm offers in-house EB-5 investment advisory services through our licensed investment advisor.

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