About Sally Amirghahari
Sally Amirghahari is an EB-5 immigration attorney at the Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari, J.D., LL.M., located in Newport Beach, California. For over 15 years, Amirghahari has helped families, business owners and individuals from all around the world with their important legal needs. Her practice areas include taxation, estate planning, business and corporations, asset protection, OFAC, immigration and other related areas of law.
The Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari is committed to providing quality and caring legal service to individuals, businesses and families with a variety of legal issues. The firm understands that U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and will work closely with clients at every step to ensure that their immigration goals will be met. The Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari carefully analyzes each client’s situation and comes up with the best legal options and solutions.
The firm’s extensive knowledge of U.S. immigration law, especially regarding EB-5 investments, allows them to successfully represent their clients in a professional and efficient manner. In addition to immigration law, the Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari also offers services related to OFAC compliance, Iranian sanction laws compliance, corporate and business law, estate planning and taxation law. The firm is multilingual and can aid clients in Spanish, French and Persian.
Amirghahari is able to assist clients with nearly every aspect of immigration law. She has experience aiding clients with direct and indirect EB-5 investment visas, green cards through employment (EB-1 and H-1B), E-2 treaty visas, investment, marriage, lottery and special immigrants, student visas, U.S. citizenship and other related immigration issues.
Amirghahari has been active in the Persian community since 2004 and has appeared on several TV and radio programs to discuss OFAC rules and regulations under the U.S. Department of Treasury and estate planning issues. She has also written an article titled “An overview of O.F.A.C. Regulations involving Sanctions against Iran.”
Amirghahari earned her bachelor’s degree in business from California State University, Fullerton. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in tax law and a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is authorized to practice law in the state of California and also before federal courts in the United States, including the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Tax Court. She is also active in the immigration community and is a member of various professional associations, including the California Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Worldwide Who’s Who.
Answers to EB-5 57 Questions Answered
- How can I use I-797 with expired I-551 stamp as travel documents and work authorization?
- Do I have to apply for an EB-5 visa out of my home country?
- How will the new executive order affect EB-5?
- How can an EB-5 investor acquire a U.S. company?
- What are the tax liabilities on the foreign assets of the EB-5 investors?
- What is the timeline for 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 process of getting the EB-5 capital back after I-829 approval?
- How can I strategically plan the timing of my EB-5 filing to meet the Nov. 21 deadline?
- What does it mean to be physically present in the U.S. while filing for I-131?
- What is the I-526 processing time for an Africa-born investor?
- How can I run an EB-5 business on behalf of my relative who is an EB-5 investor?
- How can I apply for I-131 re-entry permit outside the U.S.?
- How can I initiate an EB-5 application in the U.S. on a visitor visa?
- How long can EB-5 visa holders stay in the U.S.?
- What costs are included in an EB-5 investment?
- Can I clarify a mistake made on my DS-260 form during the EB-5 visa interview?
- When do I need to fulfill the tax liabilities in the U.S. as an EB-5 investor?
- Is it possible to maintain residency requirements in both the U.S. and Canada at the same time?
- Why did the visa backlog happen and what are the solutions?
- How can I prove the source of funds for inherited money?
- When can I get a biometrics appointment?
- How can I get my green card back if it has been deemed abandoned?
- What should I do to request a refund for my EB-5 investment?
- What are the minimum investment requirements for using a troubled business for EB-5?
- Is escrow for the investment a USCIS requirement for EB-5?
- How long do I have to remain in the U.S. after receiving a green card through EB-5?
- Does the petitioner count toward the job-creation requirement?
- What is the minimum age to apply for EB-5?
- Will pregnant women be considered a public charge?
- When is the eligibility of dependent children determined in EB-5 cases?
- Would an e-commerce business be eligible as an EB-5 direct investment?
- How can I prove the source of funds for money earned through an offshore company?
- Why is there a big increase in the processing time of I-526?
- How can I get my investment back when my I-526 is still pending?
- How long can green card holders stay outside the U.S.?
- How long does it take the NVC to process a change of location request?
- What’s the tax implication on the gifted EB-5 funds?
- Is it possible to transfer the EB-2 priority date to my EB-5 application?
- Can I travel outside the U.S. with my student visa while my I-485 is pending?
- How do EB-5 investors get their social security numbers?
- Is it a good idea to add children who are almost 21 years old to an EB-5 application?
- How long does it take to adjudicate an I-526 after it is assigned to an officer?
- What should I do if the adjudication of my I-526 is outside the normal time frame?
- What type of attorneys should we look for if things go wrong with my EB-5 case?
- What are the tax consequences of opening a U.S. bank account for a prospective EB-5 investor?
- When will the EB-5 dependents receive the invoices for their visa processing fees?
- Can I invest in the company that sponsors me for an H-1b visa and apply for EB-5?
- What happens to the EB-5 investors if the new commercial enterprise is sold to another company?
- What happens to an EB-5 dependent who turns 21 years old during consulate processing?
- Why are two I-526 cases adjudicated differently for applications filed at the same time?
- Can we use money earned in the U.S. as our EB-5 funds?
- Should I inform USCIS if the EB-5 project I invest in receives an exemplar approval after I file I-526?
- Can I get my student status back if my EB-5 I-485 is rejected?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if my country of birth is Somalia?
- How soon can I file for EB-5 if I am on an H-1B?