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California Immigration Lawyer Helps Indian Parents Invest in a Future in the United States

India is the second most populous country in the entire world, and it is the largest democracy. I'm completely in awe of the depth and breadth of Indian culture and history. Indian civilization is one of the most ancient in the world, even boasting the invention of some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics.

Indians Look to Educational Opportunities in the U.S.

Like parents around the world, the Indian parents I have met and spoken with have all shared similar worries about their children’s futures. From what schools they might attend to where they might live and work as young adults, these basic concerns are very common—and there are many Indian families seeking ways to increase the opportunities available for their children’s growth and advancement.

For some families, obtaining an EB-5 green card in the United States has been a part of the path toward their children’s goals. The EB-5 “immigrant investor” program helps qualified individuals, as well as their family members, obtain permanent resident green cards. To qualify, the individual must make an investment in the American economy. The permanent resident green card allows children to pursue diverse educational opportunities at colleges, universities, and graduate schools anywhere in the United States. Green cards also provide continued benefits after graduation, such as the ability to live anywhere in the U.S., work for any employer, or even pursue a path to full citizenship.   

Let Us Help You Decide If the EB-5 Program Is Right for Your Family

Our experienced immigration attorneys are based in California, but we serve clients around the world. We have helped many families get the immigration information and support they need, and we are proud of our successesIf you have questions about obtaining a green card or if EB-5 is the right choice for your family, start by reading through a FREE COPY of my book, Complete Guide to the EB-5 Green Card

Our books are no substitute for a one on one consultation. We recommend you contact Alana Wang at [email protected] to arrange for a free consultation with our attorneys. Alana can arrange a free consultation in person or by telephone. 

EB-5 Extended to December 11th, 2020

Obtain a United States Green Card with a qualified investment of $900,000 in a USCIS Approved Regional Center. We have set our clock to December 11th 2020, however Congress is considering new legislation which will increase the qualified investment to $1,000,000. This change could happen at any time and the $1,000,000 could become the law with little or no notice. If a Green Card is important to you and your family please contact our office immediately.

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Is EB-5 right for me?

Start Where do I turn?

If a United States Green Card is your goal for yourself and your family, you probably have many questions.

The following slides will help explain the steps and requirements Involved in the EB-5 investment immigration process.

Step 1 Learn about EB-5 and make a decision to hire an Investment Immigration Attorney

Free Consultation either in person or by phone with attorney Vaughan de Kirby to discuss your immigration goals.

To prepare for this consultation with Mr. de Kirby, be ready to explain the ideal immigration result for you and your family. This will help Mr. de Kirby determine if EB-5 would be your best choice.

If EB-5 is the right choice for you and your family, retain the Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby and begin working with his expert team to identify the documentation needed to complete your EB-5 application.

Step 2 Make your selection of the Regional Center for your investment

This is an important decision as it impacts both your investment and your family’s immigration success. Because this decision is so important, you will want to have a professional perform a due diligence evaluation of any potential investment. Mr. de Kirby has had extensive experience in this area and can discuss the alternative due diligence options:

Use a due diligence company:
There are several companies offering different levels of due diligence.
Use an Investment Advisor:
There are Investment Advisors that do offer some level of due diligence on project selection.
Use a Registered Broker Dealer and Member of FINRA:
Your Broker Dealer can provide you with several alternative investments that you can consider for your EB-5 investment.
Step 3 Make your investment and file your I-526 application

You will have worked closely with Mr. de Kirby and his team to compile all the necessary documentation to support your EB-5 application.

This will include all the required documentation to show the lawful source of your investment funds, as well as all the supporting documentation from the USCIS-approved Regional Center you selected for your qualifying investment.
You will have wired to the Regional Center your investment funds, as well as the Regional Center administration fee.
With the investment in place, your expertly completed EB-5 (I-526) application, along with all supporting documentation, will be filed with the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Step 4 My EB-5 application is approved by USCIS

If you are currently living in the United States, Mr. de Kirby will file I-485 application to register you as a Permanent Resident. If you file your I-485 in the United States, you will generally receive your Permanent Resident Green Card in the mail. However, it is possible that you may be required to visit your local USCIS office for an interview.

If you are located in your home country, Mr. de Kirby will file a DS-230 or DS-260 application for an Immigrant Visa. You will then have an interview with a Consular Officer and be granted an Immigrant Visa. Your Immigrant Visa will be valid for six months. When you arrive in the United States, you will begin your your status as a Permanent Resident Green Card Holder.

Wherever you are located, you will then receive what is termed a "Conditional Green Card".

Step 5 Remove conditions and receive a Permanent Green Card

After you have held your Green Card for 21 months, Mr. de Kirby and his team will begin the I-829 process to remove the conditions on your Green Card.

To remove the conditions, you must show that your funds have remained invested and that the investment has created the requisite ten jobs.

A successful I-829 application gives you what is called a Permanent Green Card, which can be freely renewed every 10 years.

Step 6 Become a Naturalized United States Citizen

If your immigration goal is to become a United States Citizen, after 5 years as a Green Card holder you will qualify to file a Naturalization application.

The time is calculated from when you first received your Green Card, including the period when you held your Conditional Green Card.

United States Citizenship may not be your goal, and there is no requirement that you apply for naturalization. You can hold your Green Card indefinitely, requiring only that you renew it every ten years.

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EB-5 Green Card for Indian Nationals

EB-5 Green Card for Indian Nationals

The EB-5 Investment Immigration Program may be the right choice for Indian parents looking at their children's educational opportunities in the United States.

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