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How can I use jobs created at different locations of a direct investment for I-829?

I received a green card through a direct EB-5 investment and opened two shops in different cities in Texas, both in TEAs. Can I use jobs created at both locations (seven each) for my I-829 application, or do I have to choose from one location?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It depends how the EB-5 business plan in your I-526 petition addressed this issue and whether or not a holding company owned both shops. Consult your immigration attorney for further information.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It depends on how your I-526 defined the geographical area.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It may depend on the corporate structure. Does one business own the other? Do they have a common parent company? We may be able to combine jobs depending on how they're set up. I have seen EB-5 projects combine multiple franchise locations before.

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    Richard A Gump, Jr

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The answers depends on whether you meet the definition of "new commercial enterprise," regardless of whether there are two locations.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    Yes, you can, provided that the two shops in different cities in Texas were mentioned in your original business plan that was the basis of you getting the conditional green card. Best of luck.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If structured correctly then it is possible to use two locations, but it depends on how the business plan was presented. Ideally, it is clearly best to have one location produce the jobs.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If they are two locations of the same business and that business plan was the basis of your approval, they can be combined. I recommend you discuss this in detail with your investment immigration attorney.

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