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Why use an EB-5 visa to get a green card?
- No English language or educational requirements
- One of the fastest and most reliable ways to acquire permanent residency
- No waiting lines
- Receive residency for yourself, spouse, and minor children all at once
- Live and work wherever you choose
- Visas for entrepreneurs opening subsidiaries or branches in the U.S.
- H1-B and other employment-based visa applications
- Removal proceedings and other overstay complications
- Incorporation and choice of entity issues
- Commercial disputes
- Business planning and government relations
- Capital raising
More Russians Considering EB-5
The continuing decline in the business and political landscape in Russia is driving more and more affluent Russians to look for more promising options overseas. The bright side? At least it's become more easy to report instances of bribes--there's now an app for that! 55% of wealthy Russian business people noted corruption as the number one problem facing their businesses, up from 4% in 2009, according to this survey cited in the Moscow Times. We have noted a distinct increase in inquiries from investors from Russia and that region of the world, as investors there are increasingly making back-up plans for their families' futures.
U.S. Senate Approved the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program
Is EB-5 becoming too popular for its own good?
Applications under the program have strongly rebounded and may exceed the annual quota next year. FY2012 EB-5 visa usage is estimated to be approximately 6,200, which is approximately double from the prior year. If this growth rate continues, the EB-5 visa quota of 10,000 visas will be exceeded next year for the first time for the entire existence of the program. (Download)
Road Show to China
Our clients have spoken loud and clear, and we have responded. We are taking our first extended road trip to China to nearly half a dozen cities, from Beijing to Guangzhou and many places in between. We will be meeting not only with EB-5 clients but also other corporate clients seeking support for their expansion plans both in the US and China. Stay tuned from updates from Ground Zero for the EB-5 market and the world's economic dynamo.
China and American higher education
As this article in the Washington Post recently hightlighted, the Chinese elite have an unsatiated appetite for American higher education (and judging by their choices, they have very high standards and are willing to pay for it). This phenomenon underlies the increasing interconnectedness between the US and Chinese economies, especially when compared to other BRIC countries. Moreover, it also reflects part of the drive behind the dominance of Chinese investors among EB-5 applicants. And as this article discusses [highlight Geib article], there are no signs of this trend abating in the near future.
AILA EB-5 conference
Join us at the AILA EB-5 conference in the Bahamas on April 20-21, one of the largest meetings of top EB-5 attorneys and Regional Centers under one roof (God forbid any disasaster strike the hotel during the event or that would spell the end of the EB-5 program). If you are interested in setting up a one-on-one meeting, please contact me.