Do I have to apply for an EB-5 visa out of my home country? - EB5Investors.com

Do I have to apply for an EB-5 visa out of my home country?

Can an Egyptian citizen apply for an EB-5 visa while living in the Bahamas and complete the whole process without the need for visiting Egypt?

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A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, it is acceptable for an investor to apply for EB-5 outside his or her country.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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It depends on the Consulate. Some will accept third-country nationals and some will not, so planning and research into the Consulate''s procedures will be needed.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, if the applicant has lawful status in that third country, the case can be processed there. The country of the last residence is even more important than the country of birth when processing final green cards.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, if the U.S. consulate in the Bahamas agrees.

Vaughan de Kirby

Vaughan de Kirby

Immigration Attorneys
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In all probability, yes. However, I recommend you speak with an experienced investment immigration attorney.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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The U.S. embassy or consulate having jurisdiction over your place of residence, not necessarily your place of citizenship, is the appropriate office to conduct the immigrant visa interview.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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You can, but if you have maintained your legal status in the U.S. and have an approved I-526 petition and visa numbers are available, you can file while in the U.S. your application for adjustment of status on Form I-485.

Michele Franchett

Michele Franchett

Immigration Attorneys
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Theoretically yes. Every case is different.

Sally Amirghahari

Sally Amirghahari

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, you can apply for EB-5 visa as an Egyptian citizen no matter where you reside.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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A person can process a visa at a U.S. consulate in 1) their country of nationality or 2) country of current residence. So yes, this should work, but your attorney will check the requirements of the consular post in question.

Stephen Berman

Stephen Berman

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, if the individual has legal status in the Bahamas, he can consular process there.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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You can apply from anywhere.

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