About Rachel Lew
Rachel H. Lew is an EB-5 immigration attorney and the managing partner and founder of the Law Offices of Rachel H. Lew, a professional law corporation located in Irvine, Calif. Attorney Lew concentrates her work on various areas of law including: family/probate, immigration law, civil litigation, estate planning and contracts. She has been practicing since 1999. Attorney Lew is committed to offering favorable results and superior service to her clients. Her depth of experience, hard work and handling of each case on an individual basis with the highest standard of integrity and professionalism is what sets her apart from others. For over 13 years, she has provided high quality representation in an effective and timely manner.
She has been practicing immigration law since 1999 and has experience in investor representation, immigration visa/adjustment of status, I-526 petitions, regional center representation, I-485 applications, I-829 petitions, DS-230 applications and other immigration matters. Additionally, attorney Lew represents both national and international employers in front of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding employment-based, family-immigrant based, non-immigrant based and EB-5 visa program based immigration and adjustment of status issues. She has also represented individual and business clients from Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, San Diego, and the counties San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange in California. Attorney Lew offers practical and innovative immigration strategies which take into account the realities of the business environment when assisting skilled workers, individual investors and companies completing the immigration process. She also provides counsel to high net worth foreign individuals participating in the EB-5 visa program.
Additionally, attorney Lew assists clients with employment based L1-A and L1B petitions, family sponsored green card petitions, K-1 and K-3 fiance visa petitions, multi-national executive or manager I-140 immigrant petitions, H-1B petitions for non-immigrant workers, non-immigrant visas, extensions and re-entry permit applications and employment labor certification applications. Outside immigration law matters, attorney Lew helps clients with drafting, contract review, family matters, personal injury/wrongful death litigation, employment disputes, estate planning, business dispute litigation, class actions, California Appellate Court appeals, hour litigation and employer/employee wage.
Attorney Lew is admitted to practice law in California and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She then obtained her law degree at Western State College of Law. She was recognized with the American Jurisprudence Brancroft-Whitney Award for Remedies, honored with the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing, presented with the WTO Business Opportunities Summit Award and received the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association (immigration, labor and employment sections), the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the American Lawyer’s Association, the California Supreme Court, the Central District Court of California and the United States District Court. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of personal attention and client service. She values honesty, excellence and compassion as the foundation of all referrals and recommendations from her past clients. She speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese fluently.
Answers to EB-5 113 Questions Answered
- When does an EB-5 permanent green card expire?
- How often can an EB-5 investor visit a regional center project site?
- What is the process to change from F-1 to F-2 if an I-526 has been submitted?
- How can an EB-5 investor remain in the U.S. if conditions are not removed?
- What constitutes an asset for EB-5 investment purposes?
- What are the health requirements for the family of an EB-5 investor?
- How do applicant qualifications differ for EB-5 versus F-1 visas?
- How should posted USCIS processing times for EB-5 be interpreted?
- How does an investor apply for an MBA during I-526 processing?
- How can the owner of an outsourced U.S. business apply for EB-5?
- How can a Targeted Employment Area be backdated?
- What happens if the main applicant on an I-526 petition dies?
- What are the EB-5 source of funds requirements for domestic capital?
- How can an EB-5 investor avoid visa fraud issues after I-526 approval?
- How long does I-485 application approval take?
- How do non-management members of an EB-5 investment meet day-to-day management requirements?
- What are my chances of EB-5 approval with less than the minimum required investment?
- How can I prove a lawful source of funds if I have no revenue?
- How do I establish residency after receiving my green card?
- How does a child born during the EB5 process get a green card?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I''ve been rejected for other visas?
- What is the best option to make up for a deficit of funds?
- Do I need to be fluent in English to apply for EB-5?
- What are my options for involvement in my EB-5 project?
- Does the entire investment need to be made at the time of filing?
- Can a U.S. citizen lend an EB-5 investor money?
- When can a project use the investment capital?
- How can I invest in a start-up company and take an equity stake?
- What experts should I consult for the EB-5 process?
- How do I verify international funds?
- Can I transition from an L-1 visa to an EB-5 visa?
- Can I move a pre-existing company to the United States for EB-5?
- Can someone with a criminal record engage in an EB-5 investment program?
- What are some suggestions on direct EB-5 businesses that work?
- What happened if I waited a year and my I-526 still hasn''t been approved?
- How are full time equivalent positions counted by USCIS in an EB-5 visa?
- How long does an EB-5 investor have to stay in the U.S?
- Does construction of my EB-5 project have to last at least 2 years?
- How will leaving the U.S. affect my pending I-526?
- How can a EB5 visa applicant apply for F-1 Visa?
- Do I have to live in the United States permanently?
- How long before I can move to USA?
- Should I have the same attorney for all EB-5 applications?
- How do you structure a gift of EB-5 funds?
- How can I use my B-1 visa while applying for EB-5?
- How will my OPT expiration affect my adjustment of status?
- When can I move to the U.S. during the EB-5 process?
- What benefits other than a visa can be gained from EB-5?
- How does my family apply for EB-5 from our home country?
- How should I go forward with my EB-5 project?
- What does my business need to attract EB-5 Investors?
- How can I apply for EB-5 while on OPT?
- How will an expired F1 visa affect my I-526 petition?
- How is eligibility for EB-5 determined?
- What is needed to show EB-5 job creation?
- What documents are needed to trace my source of funds for EB-5?
- How can I make my required EB-5 investment?
- What is the completion timeline for investment and job creation for EB-5?
- Why do companies choose certain attorneys for EB-5 investors?
- How can I apply for EB-5 visa if spouse is already Permanent Resident?
- How can I afford EB-5?
- How is the EB-5 investor affected if the required jobs are not created?
- How can company employees apply for EB-5 visa?
- How will my EB-5 status affect dependent children?
- What are the EB-5 family restrictions for immigration?
- How can investors make money from EB-5 investment?
- How can I start a Regional Center from India?
- What happens if my EB-5 consular is denied?
- How can I introduce investors to EB-5 projects?
- How long does I-526 approval take for a direct investment?
- When can EB-5 funds be used during a project?
- Can I buy a home to get a green card?
- Can an EB-5 project use investment through partial financing?
- How long is an EB-5 visa holder tied to their investment project?
- How is job creation allocated to EB-5 investors?
- How often can I travel out of the U.S. with my green card?
- How can I make EB-5 evaluation time faster?
- Is it possible to have two different I-485 applications pending?
- How does the USCIS determine a timeframe for EB-5 job creation?
- How much time should I budget for the entire EB-5 process?
- What does EB-5 consider a new business?
- Could a Regional Center have a project outside of the U.S.?
- What are the benefits of becoming a Regional Center?
- What are the qualifications for TEA designation?
- Is a Regional Center a global location or domestic U.S. location?
- What are the benefits of purchasing a Regional Center?
- How can I prepare for the EB-5 Consulate interview?
- What are the implications of the EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memorandum?
- How can I apply for EB-5 visa if I have an F-1 student visa?
- How does my dependent child under EB-5 apply for U.S. college?
- How can my business become an EB-5 Regional Center?
- What are regional center regulations on finding EB-5 investors?
- What is the difference between direct jobs and indirect jobs in EB-5?
- How can I get an EB-5 visa if I have a B1/B2 visa?
- What are the U.S. living requirements for the EB-5 visa?
- How can I turn my business concept into an EB-5 project?
- Should I invest in a company before they are an accredited regional center?
- Why do Regional Centers use mezzanine financing?
- How do I find investment experts to help with my EB-5?
- How would I structure a regional center collaboration?