EB-5 Investor Testimonial
Ram from India

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EB-5 Investor in the EB5AN Twin Lakes Rural EB-5 Project

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EB-5 Investor in the EB5AN Twin Lakes Rural EB-5 Project

Transcript of the Full Interview with Ram from India

Why Did You Make An EB-5 Investment?

Finding an EB-5 Immigration Attorney and Filing Form I-526E

Selecting an EB-5 Project and Regional Center

As someone who's been through the EB-2 queue, to be honest, I never looked into the EB-2 numbers. How long between supply and demand, how long do we have given a priority date until the middle of last year? I didn't want to make the same mistake going into EB-5.

Just looking at the number of applicants per year from USCIS for EB-5 made me realize that there are countries where there's a high demand; or people from countries, specific countries, where there is high demand for EB-5 like India, and China. With the new law being introduced in 2022, the rural category just became live in the last six-ish months. That made me more confident to say that, “Even if there is a queue, there is also a specific set aside visa number for the rural category.” Knowing that this category had existed for less than a year made me more comfortable in signing up for rural projects, so that we could realize the immigration benefit of EB-5 sooner and not just get stuck in another queue for a couple of years.

Outside the project variables, regarding specific regional centers, I was looking at how easy they were to talk to, how much time were they willing to spend to try to educate us as potential investors into understanding the project variables. As I said, I'm not a financial professional who could understand every detail of the project, so I'm going to have a lot of questions. How much time is the regional center taking time to explain those variables to me to help me understand their project better? And just having those documents and being quick responding to my questions. Those are some of the variables.

Concluding Advice for EB-5 Investors