EB-5 Investor Testimonial
Ram from India

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


After realizing that an EB-2 visa would take an unbelievably long time to process and approve, I started looking at alternative ways to get my Green Card.

I spent most of 2022 researching EB-5 online. A simple Google search made it look as though there were hundreds of EB-5 projects out there. The biggest decision-making areas as an EB-5 investor are finding the right immigration attorney and then the right regional center or project to work with.

Having worked with immigration attorneys who had filed EB-2s for my wife and friends, I realized that I needed to go with a smaller firm that could dedicate its time to me. I don’t have a problem with big firms, but a smaller one will hold your hand throughout the process.

I found Anahita, through EB5AN, who was able to walk me clearly through the EB-5 process, and this definitely made me feel like she was the right attorney. She took the time to understand our case and was on top of her game.

I would recommend to other investors to find the right immigration attorney and the right project for your specific case.

Ask lots of questions and really get clear on the specifics of the project you want to invest in. Some projects look great on paper, but ask questions about the variables that could make this project fail.

I would definitely recommend EB5AN. It was great working with you because you provided a lot of detail and responded to my questions quickly. In addition, the videos that you provide helped me increase my knowledge on the whole EB-5 process, and I really appreciate that.

Full Interview with Ram
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