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About Ed Beshara
EB-5 immigration attorney Edward Beshara has focused exclusively on immigration law since 1983 and is currently the managing partner of Beshara, PA, located in Orlando, Fla. Attorney Beshara has helped individual and corporate clients from all over the world meet their U.S. immigration needs. He has assisted corporate clients and foreign national investors undergoing the EB-5 process since 1991 and has primarily concentrated on EB-5 Regional Center matters over the past few years.
Attorney Beshara is an active member of the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), which is a trade organization of EB-5 Regional Centers, immigration attorneys, marketing brokers, business planners, and economists—where he currently serves on the Best Practices Committee. He also currently teaches business immigration law and practice as a professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. Attorney Beshara also belongs to the Academy of International Business, which is a leading association of international business and legal professors whose members include prominent professors from Chinese universities.
Attorney Beshara remains extremely involved with all stages of the EB-5 process, including the filing and preparation of I-526 petitions (particularly source of funds), conditional permanent residency applications, I-829 petitions, regional center applications, project pre-approvals, and regional center amendments. To help with these EB-5 matters, attorney Beshara leads a team of exceptionally qualified corporate attorneys, business planners, economists, certified public accountants, and securities attorneys.
Edward Beshara has been the associated, preferred, or exclusive immigration attorney for more than 25 EB-5 projects and/or regional centers throughout the United States. While representing such clients, attorney Beshara personally attends meetings with the USCIS EB-5 unit year-round and attends hearings related to EB-5 legislation before the U.S. Congress. He is also an invaluable resource on the EB-5 program and has conducted presentations and seminars for organizations including the Chinese Chambers of Commerce, World Trade Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association, British Chamber of Commerce, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Artisan Business Group and other prominent international groups.
Attorney Beshara earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and earned his LL.B. and B. Juris degrees from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, where he also pursued an LLM degree and lectured on business and corporate law. Currently a member of the Florida Bar Association, attorney Beshara was also admitted as a solicitor and barrister to the Victorian Bar in Australia. He has earned the highest possible “AV” rating as an international preeminent immigration attorney and is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Attorney Beshara has overseen lobbying with U.S. congressmen and the Australian Embassy to achieve favorable legislation for Australian nationals seeking E-1, E-2, and E-3 visas. He has authored an immigration guide called Emigrating to the USA, which achieved worldwide distribution. Additionally, attorney Beshara has obtained international and national recognition for his work, has been named as among the best immigration lawyers in the United States and has earned AILA’s highest award for outstanding contributions.
Answers to EB-5 1281 Questions Answered
- Do I have to return my first re-entry permit if I need to apply for another one?
- How can I start a direct EB-5 investment before applying for EB-5?
- When can I get my cancelled visa interview rescheduled?
- Can I get my investment money back if I withdraw my EB-5 application?
- Is it a good idea to file an I-526 if I cannot invest in full at the time of filing?
- How can I transfer my money to a new project without losing my priority date?
- Should I file an I-829 application if the EB-5 business I invested in has failed?
- What issues might there be for an H-4 visa holder to purchase an EB-5 franchise business?
- How could a shutdown of a business during the I-829 stage impact my EB-5 application?
- When are children included in an EB-5 application as dependents?
- Is my scheduled interview with USCIS still valid during the government shutdown?
- How can I file a green card application for my wife with a pending I-829?
- Are 20-year-old children too old to be included in an EB-5 application?
- How can marrying a non-Chinese accelerate my EB-5?
- What kind of criminal record could impact my eligibility for EB-5?
- What will happen to my pending EB-5 case if I change my name?
- As an EB-5 dependent, could applying for another immigration visa cause problems?
- Will my visa denial history impact my ability of getting an EB-5 visa?
- What will happen to my EB-5 application if I overstayed my H-4 visa?
- How long does it take USCIS to review an I-829 RFE response?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I was deported in the past?
- How can I stay in the U.S. with an expired I-20 and an approved I-526?
- When should I file an I-485 form for my EB-2 case if I have a pending I-485 for my EB-5 case?
- How long does it take for a case to receive a decision when assigned to an officer after multiple service requests?
- When should I designate a local representative for my direct EB-5 business?
- What are the disclosure liabilities for EB-5 projects?
- How many years do I have to keep continuous residency in the U.S. to apply for citizenship?
- How can I enter the U.S. with an expiring passport and a valid advance parole?
- How can an EB-5 case be transferred?
- How long should I wait to file an E-2 after I obtain Grenada citizenship?
- How can I adjust my status as an EB-5 dependent?
- How can I file an E-2 petition while I have a pending I-526?
- How can I take advantage of both EB-5 and Opportunity Zone policies?
- How can I keep my H1 status until I get a permanent green card?
- What is the required deposit schedule of the EB-5 investment capital?
- How would a project defaulting on bank loans influence my EB-5 petition?
- What are my rights as an EB-5 investor if I do not want my funds redeployed?
- What happens if a conditional permanent resident resides in the U.S. for five years and then receives an I-829 denial?
- How would I show source of EB-5 funds for lottery winnings?
- I received a NOID on my EB-5 application. What happens now?
- How will traveling affect the Consular Processing stage of my EB-5 application?
- My case status has been changed to ‘updated your name for your form I-526.'' What does this mean?
- How do conditional green card holders become citizens?
- How long does the EB-5 process take if conducted in the United States, as opposed to staying in my country of origin?
- When is the best time for Chinese national applicants to add their children to their EB-5 petition?
- What broker fees will we have to pay to present our project to EB5 investors?
- How will two part-time jobs created by my EB-5 investment be counted?
- When does the “5-year path to citizenship” in the EB-5 Program start?
- How can I invest in two separate urgent care centers as part of one EB-5 project?
- How can I remove myself from the immigration “blacklist” so I can apply for an EB-5 visa?
- How can I make the new commercial enterprise qualify for the Targeted Employment Area EB-5 investment amount if it is not currently located in a TEA?
- How does retroactively adding a derivative to an EB-5 application affect the process?
- How often should I update USCIS of changes in my chosen EB-5 Project?
- What EB-5 source of funds documents should I gather to account for wealth earned from my online store?
- How can I redeploy my EB-5 funds without affecting my I-829 approval?
- How should I go about moving my EB-5 project after receiving my conditional green card?
- How can an employee of an EB-5 project track the USCIS approval process?
- What kind of legal credentials should an EB-5 regional center hold?
- How are jobs created in a direct EB-5 investment distributed among partners?
- What are USCIS requirements on the marital status of EB-5 dependents?
- How can I use the capital from own company for EB-5 investment?
- How can dependents keep their green cards if the main EB-5 applicant pulls out of the process?
- How do I structure a business to get it approved as an EB-5 project?
- What is the processing timeframe for EB-5 cases in projects with expedited exemplar approvals?
- What investment vehicles are considered “at risk” by USCIS?
- What are the job retention requirement for the I-829 processing period?
- How does reinvesting my EB-5 investment affect job creation numbers?
- How can my dependent spouse be included in my I-829 if his I-485 is still pending?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I overstayed my F-1 visa?
- How would EB-5 be impacted if there is a government shutdown?
- How can a direct EB-5 investor partner with a regional center without working through the regional center?
- What impact does the travel ban have on EB-5 Investors?
- If my H-1B has been denied, what is the next best immigration option for me?
- What are the chances I can return to H-1B status if my EB-5 I-829 is denied?
- If the DHS changes to the EB-5 Program go through, what will be the options for investors filing through Regional Centers or in TEAs?
- What is the best next step when you find out your I-526 application was submitted with mistakes?
- What happens to approved I-526 petitions if the EB5 program sunsets on Jan 19, 2018?
- How much can I travel with a pending I-485?
- What can an investor do if she loses her passport and attached I-551 stamp while traveling overseas?
- How to convert a hospitality construction project to an EB-5 Project?
- How will a force majeure impact an EB-5 petition?
- How do EB-5 investors manage direct EB-5 projects?
- What are the legal requirements of becoming an "EB-5 agent"?
- Why do I receive NVC visa processing notification while my priority date is yet to come?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in a late-stage EB-5 project?
- What is the definition of "child" as dependent in EB-5?
- How can I protect my personal information and investment records in an EB-5 application?
- How do EB-5 investors prepare for consular post interview?
- What happens if my I-829 extension expires?
- How do I use gifted money as EB-5 capital?
- How soon can I file for EB-5 if I am on an H-1B?
- How does the EB-5 Program view hawala?
- How does an F-1 student visa holder file for their EB-5 immigrant visa once the I-526 is approved?
- Which expenses paid during the EB-5 process are tax deductible?
- How should an asylum applicant start the EB-5 process?
- What should I do if I-829 form has not been submitted by my attorney when the conditional green card expires?
- What is a 221(g) in the EB-5 process?
- How long does the I-485 take to be approved?
- What is the fate of EB5-5 after December 22, 2017?
- How would USCIS count jobs in the case of a direct EB-5 investment in a real estate and construction project?
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