How should I prepare for my consular interview when going from EB-5 to EB-3? - EB5Investors.com

How should I prepare for my consular interview when going from EB-5 to EB-3?

I”m a conditional permanent resident under a long-pending I-829 from my family and I”m about to attend an EB-3 (sponsored by my employer) interview at a consulate and abandon my current conditional permanent residency.

What questions should I prepare in case the officer asks about my conditional permanent residency and what are some documents I should bring with respect to my family”s EB-5 if any?

Answers

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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First, you need to surrender your existing status before they can issue a new green card. They may want to know more about the project and why it failed to see if you were in any way connected to the failure.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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Other than the standard preparation for the EB-3 process, they may ask a lot about former immigration history and processes. They may ask why you changed, and did you have the proper intent on previous process.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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Since you are a conditional permanent resident, you will need to execute Form I-407 to abandon your conditional LPR status and receive permanent status (immigrant visa) based upon the EB-3 case. There should not be any questions about your family''s I-829 case since it is not relevant to your EB-3 case, assuming no visa fraud of course.

Linda Liang

Linda Liang

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

You need to prepare to answer questions as to why you decided to give up your EB-5 status and what proof you have to show that you are eligible for EB-3. You should bring the petitioning package prepared by your employer for you.

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