About Jan Pederson
EB-5 immigration attorney Jan Pederson, a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen’s immigration law group, has been recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s “seven leading lawyers” by the Washington Post. Over the course of her 20 year career of practicing nationality and immigration law, she has represented thousands of those navigating through the immigration process, including investors, Fortune 500 companies, entertainers, renowned physicians, healthcare providers and television networks. Attorney Pederson pursues resolutions for her clients that go beyond mere immigration law and has even sought assistance from Congress and the White House, if needed. She has, in particular, been a prominent advocate for J-1 physicians’ rights, the Conrad State J-1 Waiver Program and for the restoration of J-1 physicians national interest waivers.
Attorney Pederson is extremely active within the immigration legal community. She is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Washington, D.C. chapter and served on AILA’s national Board of Governors as an elected director for 18 years. She also served as a chairperson of the AILA Visa Office Liaison Committee, Refugee Committee and Physicians Task Force. Attorney Pederson earned the Edith Lowenstein Award in 1997 for her contributions to the advancement of the immigration law practice.
Attorney Pederson has been called upon for her commentary on immigration issues and legislation and is recognized by the national media as an expert on immigration law. She has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, ABC News, Legal Times of Washington and Washington Times, among other leading publications. She also publishes news about J-1 physicians and has provided lectures to foreign physicians in both the United States and abroad. Attorney Pederson is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. She earned her B.A. in economics, with honors, from the University of Washington and her J.D. from Howard University.
Answers to EB-5 38 Questions Answered
- How will the unavailable final action dates in the January visa bulletin impact my EB-5 application?
- How can I surrender my green card without impacting my dependents?
- How can I pay my EB-5 investment in installments?
- Can I use the money earned from my gambling company for my EB-5 application?
- How can I apply for EB-5 with a pending F-1 status reinstatement request?
- How long does I-526 approval take for a direct investment?
- Is the age of EB-5 dependent children still frozen after the approval of I-526 and before a visa interview?
- What is the average time needed to process an I-526 petition?
- What happens if I cannot file my I-485 application in time as indicated in the visa bulletin?
- Why does the visa bulletin say unauthorized for EB-5 regional center programs?
- Other than EB-5, what options do mainland China-born investors have to get green cards?
- How should I start my EB-5 application if I have a pending EB-2 case with a priority date in 2010?
- When can I submit an EB-5 application in the U.S. if I enter the border as a tourist?
- How can I travel internationally if I just file my EB-5 I-485 application?
- How can I transfer the EB-5 investment capital from the bank account in my home country to the U.S.?
- How can I run an EB-5 business with a TD visa?
- How can I sell a business to a potential EB-5 investor?
- How can I travel outside the U.S. and return for my I-131 biometrics appointment?
- Under what circumstances is an I-134 necessary for a visitor visa holder?
- What are the travel restrictions on conditional green card holders?
- What is the estimated processing time for I-526 applications?
- How can I change my levels of study as an international student with an EB-5 application?
- Which option is faster for my wife to enter the U.S., with a CR-1 visa or an EB-5 visa?
- How long does it take from getting an I-526 approval to getting an EB-5 visa?
- What is the current waiting time for Indians to get an EB-5 visa?
- How should investors arrange the timing of investment in EB-5?
- How can I file a renewal of advance parole with a pending I-485 and travel with an expiring advance parole?
- How can I expedite the delivery of my green card?
- Can I use domestic money to fund EB-5?
- How often can I travel on a pending I-485 and approved I-131?
- What should investors expect after submitting I-829?
- What are some suggestions on direct EB-5 businesses that work?
- How does my $1 million have to be invested?
- How do I prepare for an embassy interview?
- Must all regional center jobs be created in one area?
- How do I find a qualified EB-5 attorney?
- Can a secured loan be used to fund an EB5 visa investment?
- How do I know which EB-5 Regional Centers have approved I-829s?