Am I eligible for EB-5 if I have a criminal record? - EB5Investors.com

Am I eligible for EB-5 if I have a criminal record?

Does a criminal record of telephone harassment/threatening calls make me ineligible for the EB-5 program and a green card?

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A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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An in-depth analysis of your criminal record should be done prior to filing for the EB-5. The criminal tends to be an issue of whether an immigrant applicant is granted permission to enter the U.S. It is advisable you consult an immigration attorney to know your options.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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It would need to be evaluated to give you a complete answer.

Vaughan de Kirby

Vaughan de Kirby

Immigration Attorneys
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It depends on the nature of the criminal record. I suggest you meet with an investment immigration attorney and he or she will be in a position to tell you what effect it might have on your application.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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It depends. We would have to see the arrest report and everything related to charges, convictions, etc.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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We have to see the final disposition of the criminal conviction. First, determine if it is a crime involving moral turpitude, then we have to look at the maximum sentence that could be imposed and the sentence that was imposed and determine if you are inadmissible.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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It depends on what exactly is the record. Were you sentenced to jail? What is the specific criminal charge under which you were convicted?

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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It depends on whether that crime is considered a "crime involving moral turpitude" based on the particular criminal code section in the jurisdiction where you were convicted and on whether the maximum possible sentence was less than one year and the actual sentence imposed was less than six months (petty offense exception). An experienced immigration attorney can review the court disposition/docket and give you the definite answer.

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