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  • AILA/IIUSA EB-5 Report Highlights Economic Impacts, Security Requirements of EB-5 Program April 1, 2014 As posted by IIUSA / Research/AnalysisOn March 25th, the American Immigration Lawyers Association(AILA), in conjunction with IIUSA, released a report titled “Basic Background About the EB-5 Program”.The four page overview cites the IIUSA-commissioned Economic Impact Study from 2010-2011, which showed the EB-5 Regional Center Program to have supported 28,000 jobs and contribute $2.2 billion to US…
  • EB-5 Benefits U.S. by $3.4 Billion and 42,000 jobs in 2012 February 15, 2014 A new economic impact study commissioned by the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA) has found that the U.S. EB-5 immigrant investor visa program contributed nearly $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP and supported over 42,000 U.S. jobs during fiscal year 2012. This is more than double the average annual impact result reported in 2011."As the…
  • EB-5 Program Works for Petitioners and Projects – by Design February 14, 2014 By Fred Burgess, President, Exclusive VisasThe EB-5 visa has been a hot debate topic since its inception 23 years ago. Since the debate is loud and primarily focused on the program’s existence it’s hard to get much information on how the program is really working. Our clients ask us all the time about EB-5 success stories.…
  • Suspension of Chinese EB-5 likely in 2014 January 14, 2014 If current trends continue as expected, it is likely that all 10,000 EB-5 immigrant investor visas could be issued by mid 2014. Should this occur USCIS will stop processing I-485 petitions until next year (2015). The Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA), the EB-5 professional organization for Regional Centers, recently released data strongly suggesting…
  • Florida Medical Systems’ EB-5 offering receives its first I-526 approval November 8, 2013 Approval issued by USCIS within 14 weeks of submission Florida, November 8, 2013:  Florida Medical Systems, a Developer focusing on quality Healthcare Projects in the state of Florida, received its first I-526 approval for their $ 5 million EB-5 capital raise for Riviera Health Resort, an upscale skilled nursing facility located in Coral Gables, Florida, being…
  • Third of American Companies Founded by Immigrants October 2, 2013 Where would the U.S. economy be without Google, Intel, eBay, Facebook, Yahoo!, or LinkedIn? These hi-tech behemoths all credited with economically powering the U.S. tech sector were all were founded by immigrants who defied great odds to start their companies in the U.S. (since U.S. lacks a comprehensive immigration policy). From 2006 to 2012 immigrant…
  • No expected delays for EB-5 petitions during government shutdown October 2, 2013 By Renata CastroMembers of US Congress can’t seem to come to an agreement when it comes to raising the debt ceiling, and as a result, activities of certain US government employees have been temporarily halted because of the government shutdown.Although USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) is a governmental agency, it has announced that…
  • What Makes EB-5 Financing Attractive to U.S. Businesses? September 18, 2013 “Every day we get requests from businesses asking exactly how U.S. manufacturers and developers benefit from EB-5 funding as compared to conventional financing,” said Mr. Fred Burgess, President of Exclusive Visas, a South Florida-based EB-5 consulting firm.“And I tell them all the same thing: The program is designed to benefit U.S. Business while providing foreign investors…
  • Faltering Emerging Markets Spark Interest in EB-5 Solution September 6, 2013 Policymakers in the world’s emerging markets including Indonesia, Brazil, and India are working feverishly to halt their currencies’ rapid depreciation against the U.S. dollar by raising interest rates and tightening monetary policy in reaction to anticipated cut backs in the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bond buying programThe world economy is finally shifting and investment is steadily draining out of…
  • Florida sees surge in Chinese tourism July 10, 2013 By Renata CastroApparently Latin Americans will start facing competition as the #1 visitors (and spenders) in the Floridian Tourism Market. According to an article published by the Washington Bureau, Tens of thousands of Chinese frequently come to Florida looking for outlet malls, golf parks, basketball events, water sports and fishing. Although Chinese nationals are also…
  • What’s the Difference between an I-526 Rejection and an I-526 Denial? July 9, 2013 The difference is huge, according to Fred Burgess, President and co-founder of Exclusive Visas, a South Florida EB-5 consultancy. I-526 petitions are typically rejected for structural issues with the petition such as the applicant forgetting to sign and initial the application correctly or not enclosing the proper filing fee in the proper form. “It is…
  • RIMS II no longer accepted by USCIS for job creation calculation July 8, 2013 Due to spending reductions forced by the Sequester, The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced that it will no longer produce the Regional Input-output Modeling System II (RIMS II) that is relied upon by many economists to calculate EB-5 Regional Center jobs. RIMS II is one of the most popular methodologies for calculating EB-5 economic…
  • Entrepreneurial “X” Visa Proposed in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill July 8, 2013 The Gang of Eight, the bipartisan committee charged with creating the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill has proposed the “X” nonimmigrant visa for (qualified) entrepreneurs in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill now being debated in the Senate. According to a recent Law Logix webinar if passed there would be no limits on the number of X…
  • How does the EB-5 program create jobs for Americans? July 5, 2013 Hundreds of small ventures across the U.S. are finding backers through the EB-5 visa program. The 23-year-old initiative makes 10,000 green cards available to foreigners who invest a minimum of $500,000 in U.S. companies that create or preserve at least 10 jobs in the U.S.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimates that EB-5 has…
  • Canadian Retirees Seek U.S. Permanent Residency through EB-5 July 3, 2013 Every winter Canadian retirees seeking to escape the harshly cold Canadian winters take part in the mass ritual of traveling to and spending the winter in the warm climates the southern U.S. has to offer. And every spring the same ritual is repeated (oppositely) as those same retirees make the trip home to Canada only…
  • A Nation of Immigrants Prepares to Celebrate the Fourth of July July 2, 2013 All Americans celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. It is recognized as our Nation’s birthday.From the original settlers to the current generation, America has been defined as a nation of immigrants. It has been immigration – not birthright – that actually binds Americans.In just the last year more than a million immigrants became…
  • Breaking News – Director Mayorkas to Leave USCIS for Homeland Security July 1, 2013 June 29, 2013 – President Obama announced he will nominate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas to be Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Mr. Mayorkas led the USCIS, overseeing the largest immigration system in the world, as its Director for the past four years. As USCIS’ Director, Mr.…
  • Breaking News! Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform June 28, 2013 June 27, 3013 – The U.S. Senate approved a landmark immigration bill on Thursday that provides millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to become citizens should the bill pass in the House of Representatives.The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bill by a vote of 68-32 in a rare showing of bipartisanship. President Barack Obama, praising the…
  • FINRA EMERGING REGULATORY ISSUES June 26, 2013 New York Compliance Meeting June 26, 2013 On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the FINRA District 10 Quarterly Meeting in New York City; the topic was “Emerging Regulatory Issues”, presented by Sarah Grohl, Director of Emerging Regulatory Issues.  This is the first FINRA meeting that had EB-5 on its agenda.  Of the 2 hour meeting, only…
  • Senate Begins Debate of Historic Immigration Reform Bill June 12, 2013 June 10, 2013 – The Senate opened floor debate Friday on a bipartisan proposal to overhaul immigration laws, kicking off a process that leaders hope will result in a vote on the comprehensive legislation before July 4.Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who led the Judiciary Committee in hours of markups to consider the bipartisan immigration reform…
  • Early Release of EB-5 Funds Can Benefit Both Investor and Project June 10, 2013 EB-5 investors and EB-5 projects share the same set of goals: Create the ten jobs per investor required by the program to grant the investor permanent residence within 24 months and meet the expected return on investment (usually within 6 years). If these goals are achieved both parties benefit.Since the project has at least five…
  • NES Financial to Launch the Latest Enhancements to Its EB-5 Escrow Solution Suite at IIUSA EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum June 7, 2013 This article was originally distributed via PRWeb and 9and10 news.San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013NES Financial, the market leader in EB-5 escrow administration products, will be a gold sponsor at the 3rd Annual IIUSA EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum from June 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV.NES Financial will also be highlighting the…
  • USCIS Approves More New EB-5 Regional Centers, IIUSA publishes EB-5 Stats for 2013 – so far June 6, 2013 USCIS approved another three new regional centers in May bringing the total regional center approvals for 2013 to 49 (for a total of 303 RCs). “Last year there were only 19 Regional Center approvals for the entire year. This year we are on pace to beat that number by 500 percent and it’s only June,”…
  • IIUSA Tracks EB-5 Numbers, Makes Recommendations to USCIS June 5, 2013 As a matter of course the Association to Invest In USA (IIUSA) collects I-526 receipt numbers to monitor the current backlog as well as to predict upcoming trends. In just the last month, IIUSA collected over 500 receipt numbers for I-526 petitions from its member Regional Centers all over the country. The processing times ranged…
  • Stronger Immigration Bill Headed To Senate Floor after Judiciary Committee Amendments June 3, 2013 Since early May, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been marking -up S.744, better known as the Comprehensive Immigration Bill. Debate during the Senate Judiciary Committee meetings was voluminous and intense. The committee considered 301 amendments to the bill and voted to adopt 93 of them.Here is a recap of major Amendments passed in committee: The Cornyn-Leahy…
  • Breaking News – House Committee Approves Amendment Effectively Ending Brazilian Immigration May 24, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In a surprise development the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that effectively ends immigration from Brazil to the U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan’s amendment to restrict immigrant visas for Brazilian nationals and citizens passed the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday.The provision was passed to pressure Brazil to extradite Brazilian-born Claudia Hoerig…
  • Senator Leahy Introduces EB-5 Amendment for Vote May 20, 2013 May 13, 2013 – Senator Leahy (D) Vermont, introduced an Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, (S. 744) addressing how indirect and direct EB-5 jobs are documented. The current rule requires investors to document with econometric evidence that specific benchmarks and milestones in the economic report have been met, particularly job creation.Senator Leahy’s Amendment…
  • Breaking News – Mystery Substance Sent to U.S. Consulate in China Causes Shutdown May 15, 2013 The US consulate in Guangzhou has closed down its visa service since Tuesday morning after its consular section received a letter that contained suspicious powder, the Guangzhou-based Yangcheng Evening News reported.U.S. officials say an envelope containing an unidentified substance was sent to the U.S. Consulate General in the southern Chinese city, disrupting operations and forcing…
  • What Do I Need to Know About the EB-5 Consular Interview? May 15, 2013 When applying for an EB-5 Visa, many focus on the initial approval of the I-526 petition. And while the approval of the I-526 is critical, it is not the final part of the process before immigrating to the United States. After the I-526 Petition is approved, the next step in the process  is the consular…
  • Should I consider the EB-5 Visa as a Retirement Option? May 14, 2013 Many refer to EB-5 as the Retiree Visa because the EB-5 Regional Center program meets the needs of so many foreigners who want to retire in the U.S. Exclusive Visas regularly consults EB-5 investors who chose this program specifically because of their goal of retiring to the United States.Why the EB-5 Visa and not any…
  • Exclusive Visas to visit Brazil May 13, 2013 The team at Exclusive Visas will be conducting individual meetings in Brazil from May 17th through June 2nd 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, for those interested in learning more about the EB-5 program. Demand for the EB-5 program has grown substantially, as Brazilians increasingly wish to become US residents without dealing with the hurdles, and…
  • Self Prepared EB-5 Petitions Often Denied by USCIS May 8, 2013 Some EB-5 applicants cannot resist preparing their own EB-5 petitions. They research the program on the web, download the required documents from the USCIS site, prepare the application, collect the documentation, and finally submit their work to USCIS.According to the United States Citizens & Immigration Services (USCIS) of the 4,176 applications for conditional permanent residency…
  • EB-5 Funds South Florida Franchise Restaurant Expansion April 16, 2013 When traditional sources of financing to fund U.S. franchise restaurant projects dried up in 2007 many business developers and restaurateurs turned the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program for financing. And according to a recent South Florida Sun-Sentinel report, EB-5 financing has become front and center for many restaurant chains expanding into South Florida.According to the report,…
  • Cypriots Expected to Utilize EB-5 in Wake of Economic Bailout April 15, 2013 Cyprus’s economic bailout by the European Union (EU) without the proposed “levy on bank deposits” has done little to quell the anxiety of its citizens who had feared that the government would extract money from their bank accounts to cover the tiny EU island-nation’s debt crises. As part of the deal, Cyprus agreed to shut…
  • Migrantes Fresas – High-end Migrants from Mexico Lead New Wave of EB-5 Immigrant Investors April 12, 2013 A growing number of Mexicans are crossing the US border legally and settling in cities like Dallas, Houston and San Diego – though the EB-5 investment program, according to a recent report in the Dallas Morning News.Representing the latest wave of immigrants to transform the region, Migrantes Fresas – high-end migrants (as many call themselves…
  • Exclusive Visas Success Stories April 11, 2013 Brazilian I-526 Approved in 4 Months Dear Exclusive Visas:It has been a month now since I began my new job – my first job since graduating from college last year. I know there is no way I could have gotten this far without the Exclusive Visas team. I can’t find the words to show Exclusive Visas…
  • French EB-5 Growth Expected as Rich Leave Over 75% Tax Rate April 11, 2013 An exodus of the Gallic super-rich to 'wealth-friendly' nations is occurring in the wake of the French government’s proposed 75-percent tax rate for millionaires. The issue was brought to light last year when French actor and academy award nominee Gerard Depardieu renounced his French citizenship for Russian citizenship in order to avoid the looming French…
  • Chinese Government Stresses Due Diligence in EB-5 Warning April 10, 2013 The Chinese Government’s recently issued risk warning notice to Chinese EB-5 investors and emigration intermediaries, underscores the need for exhaustive Due Diligence when making an EB-5 (or any other) investment.The warning is the official Chinese response to last month’s historic SEC Complaint charging the Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago with defrauding 250 Chinese  EB-5…
  • U.S. Economic Demand Drives H1-B Visa to its Annual Limit in Less Than Two Weeks. Is EB-5 Next? April 9, 2013 The tax deadline is not the only major event taking place within the U.S. on April 15, 2013. USCIS announced this week that it anticipates that the annual quota or “cap” of H-1B Visa Petitions to be exhausted by April 15th as well – less than 2 weeks after the April 1 open filing date. …
  • Exclusive Visas to Tour Dubai & India, Meet Individually with Interested Candidates March 29, 2013 March 27, 2013 – Exclusive Visas is proud to announce that it will be traveling to India to hold one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5.  Exclusive Visas President Fred Burgess, Naganat Guru, and EB-5 Immigration Attorney Anthony Korda will be available to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour will begin in Dubai…
  • “Age-Out” avoided, Exclusive Visas Helps Nigerian Family Achieve its Dream through EB-5 March 27, 2013 Exclusive Visas Success StoryDear Exclusive Visas:My wife and I have always dreamed of living in America with our two daughters. We desired the economic opportunity and the lifestyle it affords. But most importantly we wanted to live in the U.S. so our daughters could attend a U.S. university. Education is very important to us. We…
  • ABC News Nightline Features Twin Peaks in Report March 26, 2013 A recent ABC TV News report features Twin Peaks and its meteoric growth within its billion dollar restaurant category. The report from America’s top television network illustrates how the new breed of eatery is attracting diners while other restaurants continue to lose business and close due to the sagging economy. According to the Report the…
  • Exclusive Visas returns from successful trip to Brazil March 22, 2013 Renata Castro, on behalf of Exclusive Visas, visited a number of prospective EB-5 investors and attorneys in Manaus, Goiânia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.During this trip, prospective EB-5 investors were presented with quality EB-5 projects across the United States.  The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to become US legal permanent residents through an investment…
  • Construction has officially begun for the SLS Hotel & Casino EB-5 project! March 18, 2013 Construction has officially begun for the SLS Hotel & Casino EB-5 project! The SLS Hotel & Casino project, currently being offered as an EB-5 investment opportunity under the Regional Center Charter of the American Dream Fund, has officially started construction. The SLS Hotel & Casino project has sought EB-5 investors to participate in the capital…
  • Prospect EB-5 Investors from Brazil visit South Florida EB-5 Projects March 1, 2013 Brazilians have become more and more interested in the EB-5 program, being that it is a fast-track towards US legal residency.  Brazilians are no strangers to boosting Florida’s economy. In 2011, over 634,000 Brazilians visited Miami-Dade County alone, spending about $1.345 billion, according to a recent article published by the Miami Herald. Brazilians have snatched…
  • Breaking News ” Chinese EB-5 Not to be Cutoff in 2013 – DOS Reverses Expected Quota Retrogression” February 25, 2013 Since last year (2012) the collective EB-5 industry: from agents to clients; from attorneys to consultants have been nervously transfixed on the inevitable Chinese Quota Retrogression (suspension of Chinese EB-5) slated to go into effect sometime this year (2013) when Chinese petitions were expected to reach their maximum limit. This week everyone’s anxiety was relieved…
  • USCIS Approves More New EB-5 Regional Centers in Maryland, Montana, and New York City February 19, 2013 USCIS approved another three new regional centers last week bringing the total regional center approvals for 2013 to six and the general total of regional centers to two hundred sixty one. “That’s a record pace,” said Fred Burgess, president of Exclusive Visas. “Last year there were only 19 Regional Center approvals for the entire year.…
  • Exclusive Visas to visit Brazil February 18, 2013 This coming March, Exclusive Visas will be holding various meetings in Brazil, with prospect EB-5 investors, attorneys, and immigration agents in the country. With the impending EB-5 quota system that will severely impact the availability of EB-5 visas to largest group of EB-5 applicants – Chinese nationals – the interest of Brazilians in the EB-5…
  • Greater Argentine EB-5 Interest Expected Due to Monetary Policy February 8, 2013 Argentina has suffered a weak economy since 2002.  As a result many wealthy Argentines have left the country, money in hand, for greener pastures. Recently, new monetary policy was put into place to discourage (even greater) capital flight from Argentina. The controversial dollar clamp system limits Argentines access to foreign currency and since last July…
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Lead to EB-5 Permanent Reauthorization February 6, 2013 Jan. 29, 2013 – While President Obama laid out the principals of his Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) plan to include smarter enforcement and a pathway to earn citizenship, he also focused on improving the legal immigration system. “Immigrants helped start businesses like Google and Yahoo. They created entire new industries that, in turn, created new…
  • USCIS Public Engagement Reveals New Policy Manual and Goals for 2013 February 5, 2013 Following an agency-wide review of USCIS policies and feedback from thousands of agency employees, customers and stakeholders, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas outlined plans to develop an all inclusive (online) Policy Manual, which will eventually include a section on EB-5, at a Stakeholder’s teleconference held in late 2012.The Policy Manual is to be a comprehensive, centralized,…
  • Exclusive Visas Featured in INC. Magazine January 29, 2013 VooDoo BBQ and Grill is featured in this month’s issue of Inc. magazine, the leading U.S. business publication for growing businesses.  A huge part of the February 2013 issue is focused on “How to Attract Foreign Money” to the U.S. The feature spotlights VooDoo BBQs Florida Franchisee and President Jack Flechner and his quest to…
  • Vermont’s Biggest Development Financed by Foreign Investors January 11, 2013 Jay Peak Ski Resort, a ski resort located in northern most Vermont, just a stone's throw from the Canadian border, is experiencing the biggest economic development project in Vermont’s history.Besides expanding the resort the master EB-5 plan now includes a biomedical research firm, a window manufacturing plant, a runway extention at the local airport and rehabilitating…
  • USCIS Publishes Operational Guidance for EB-5 Tenant-Occupancy Cases January 7, 2013 December 20, 2012 -- USCIS published operational guidance on EB-5 adjudications regarding tenant-occupancy and the economic methodology applied by Regional Center applicants to determine jobs created. Since February 2012 USCIS has sought evidence that the projected jobs attributable to prospective tenants (which would occupy the commercial space created by EB-5 capital) would represent newly created…
  • Real Estate Developers are Securing Funding with EB-5 December 27, 2012 For developers, EB-5 offers a track to raise funds by appealing to foreign investors who see residency status as a bonus to investing in US property. With little conventional funding available to developers EB-5 is a way to broaden access to foreign capital while providing lucrative opportunity for international investors. Many projects exceeding $100 million…
  • Investor Visas May Become More Attainable December 26, 2012 Since the Election of Barak Obama in 2008 the Republican and Democratic parties have basically quit working together causing gridlock in the federal government. America has suffered due to both parties not being able to find common ground. However, two senators, Charles Schumer, a Democrat, and Mike Lee, a Republican, have defied that pessimism by…
  • South Korean Interest in EB-5 Rises due to North Korean Missile Launch December 21, 2012 December 12, 2012 -- North and South Korea split along communist and allied lines as a result of WW II agreements between the U.S. and the then Soviet Union. The two Koreas have experienced rocky relations since, to say the least. And since North Korea began developing its nuclear program in the sixties, South Koreans…
  • Other Countries’ Immigrant Investor Programs Pose Little Competition for EB-5 December 20, 2012 The United States is only one of several nations that promote investment-based visas to foreigners willing to invest in their country. Some countries go a step further than EB-5 offering visas for simply buying real estate. In Spain, Portugal, and Ireland where for a minimum investment in real estate foreign investors are granted permanent residency…
  • Do Construction Jobs Count Toward EB-5 Job Creation? December 19, 2012 Exclusive Visas EB-5 Question of the weekWith nearly all EB-5 projects involving new or additional construction, do construction jobs created as a result of an EB-5 investment count toward the program’s 10-permanent-full-time job creation requirement?It Depends. Until recently, due to their seasonal or intermittent nature all commercial construction jobs related to EB-5 projects were not…
  • What is the I-485 petition? December 14, 2012 The I-485 petition is the foreign national’s personal application to adjust their immigration status to permanent U.S. resident. After approval of the I-526 petition, the I-485 petition permits immigrant investors who already reside in the United States (under a non-immigrant status) to adjust their status to (conditional) permanent resident. This form requires applicants to disclose…
  • Florida is Top U.S. Destination for Foreign investors December 13, 2012 The top states for foreign property investors are Florida and California, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Florida, with more than twice the volume of California, represents more than a quarter of the total 2012 U.S. transactions by foreign investors. While foreign investment is being made throughout the U.S.,60 percent of all U.S.…
  • What is the I-829 petition? December 12, 2012 The  I-829 petition is the final step of the EB-5 visa process. The form is submitted to the USCIS after the applicant has successfully completed the investment and after conditional permanent residency through Form I-526 has been secured. The petition demonstrates evidence that all EB-5 requirements have been successfully met by the applicant. The  I-829…
  • New EB-5 Program Office and Chief Position Announced at Stakeholder Meeting December 11, 2012 In a recent stakeholder meeting, held on December 3rd,  Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the creation of a new EB-5 program office in Washington DC.  The new office (expected to be up and running within 6 months) will handle adjudications, legislative affairs, identifying fraud, and policy. The expansion is prompted by the USCIS’ commitment to…
  • EB-5 Popularity Explodes, Applications Double in 2012 December 4, 2012 The EB-5 program grew leaps and bounds in popularity during 2012 with 7,641 applications submitted, more than doubling the 3,463 submitted in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of State.Approximately 6,000 applications came from China making it the single largest consumer of EB-5 services in the world this year.  The Immigrant Investor Program is proving to be one of…
  • Growing demand for EB-5 drives USCIS to hire more Immigration Lawyers December 3, 2012 By Renata CastroThe United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in a move that further indicate that demand for EB-5 based residency petitions has grown exponentially, is currently looking for an Experienced Immigration Attorney to become part of its staff.The selection process, which will be open from November 28 through December 12, 2012, is looking to…
  • Israeli Interest in EB-5 Expected to Rise after Recent Hamas Attack November 30, 2012 Israelis have never immigrated in large numbers to the United States. Because it is a new country and a religious state, its citizens have been extremely loyal and defensive of its security and autonomy choosing to fight for its place in the Middle East and the world rather than leave due to violent conditions. However,…
  • Who Will Run My EB-5 Process from Start to Finish? November 23, 2012 Exclusive Visas EB-5 Question of the Week The EB-5 process involves many players. Agents, economists, attorneys, regional centers, USCIS (as well as others) all play specific roles in the EB-5 process. Additionally, the entire process typically takes five to six years to complete. Combining intense timelines (and deadlines) with the multiple interests of the above professionals…
  • Chinese EB-5 Applications Expected to Rise (Further) Over Communist Party’s Choice of President November 20, 2012 With recent reports of the U.S. being focused on the successful re-election of President Barak Obama the world has seen another great political transition start to take place among China’s leadership.  Xi Jinping, the 59-year-old son of a Communist revolutionary general, was named as the General Secretary of the Communist party and will therefore take…
  • CanAm Enterprises Announces 100% EB-5 Project Repayment November 19, 2012 With recent reports that Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (‘Aker’) repaid its $20 million EB-5 Partnership Loan in full to CanAm’s Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) Regional Center. The Aker project is the 13th CanAm EB-5 project that has successfully repaid its investors principal 100 percent. Aker is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing cruise ships, cargo…
  • Keys to EB-5 Success: Trustworthy Advisement, Expert Planning, Exit Strategy November 19, 2012 Success stories are beginning to funnel in from EB-5 visa holders. For many the program has been every bit the success they planned for when first making application several years ago. They and their families are enjoying the American life-style as permanent residents and they are seeing a return on their $500,000 investment.However, there are…
  • Argentines Expected to Immigrate to U.S. via EB-5 due to Political and Economic Uncertainties November 16, 2012 For most of its history, Argentina has been characterized as a country of immigration. Yet global forces, its economic history, and political and social instability, have slowly transformed Argentina into a country of emigration.Argentina's economic collapse in 2001-2002 saw the first significant wave of Argentines electing to leave the country.  Miserable employment prospects combined with…
  • Exclusive Visas returns from successful meetings in China and India November 15, 2012 Exclusive Visas is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour. Company founders Fred Burgess and Joe Sloboda held meetings discussing the EB-5 program and its benefits with individuals interested in EB-5 throughout China and India. The tour began in Hong Kong on October 16 and culminated in Mumbai, India on…
  • Young Chinese Investors Enjoy New Way of Life through EB-5 November 14, 2012 China’s emergence as an economic power over the last decade has led to the creation of a sizable class of entrepreneur / investor who are looking to the EB-5 program as a way to secure U.S. permanent residence.Despite finding success in their own country many Chinese citizens are seeking opportunities in the United States in…
  • How to Find the Right EB-5 Regional Center November 13, 2012 With over 250 Regional Centers nationwide choosing the right EB-5 regional center is challenging, confusing, and often overwhelming.The United States Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) publishes the active list of designated regional centers broken down by state on its website at uscis.gov. It is important to note that just because a regional center that is…
  • USCIS Approves Three New EB-5 Regional Centers November 9, 2012 USCIS has approved three new EB-5 Regional Centers under the Regional Center Pilot Program. They are:American Opportunity Regional Center, Florida; Virginia Center for Foreign Investment and Job Creation, Virginia; and Westmill Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, (Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia).A Regional Center is a geographic area designated by the USCIS (through a detailed approval process) as…
  • Burger King EB-5 Project Enters China November 5, 2012 Burger King is launching restaurants in China through the direct EB-5 program.  With Chinese investors showing strong interest in name brand and direct EB-5 investment opportunities, and a slowdown in the U.S. fast-food market American fast-food companies are looking to international markets for new customers.Americans already know it and the Chinese are learning fast: more…
  • Egyptian EB-5 Visa Interest Up since Revolution November 5, 2012 Egyptians have never immigrated in large numbers to the United States. But that may be changing due to the unrest since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Interest in the EB-5 visa program by Egyptians is at an all time high, according to the U.S. State Department. Simply put many Egyptians are worried about their future.…
  • Fred Burgess introduces panel at IIUSA Conference in Washington, D.C. October 31, 2012 By Renata CastroIIUSA (Association to Invest in USA), held its 5th Annual EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., on October 2012. Exclusive Visas proudly sponsored the event. Fred Burgess, managing partner of Exclusive Visas, introduced the speakers for one of the panels held on October 15, under the title: “EB-5 Regional Economic…
  • EB-5 Program on Pace to Double Again in 2012 October 31, 2012 The U.S. Department of State has published its 2012 EB-5 mid-year report confirming continued rapid growth within the category. EB-5 visas issued nearly doubled between 2010 and 2011 and are in the process of doubling again this year according to a State Department estimate. The annual limit for EB-5 is approximately 10,000 visas (7.1% of…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Mumbai Oct. 31- Nov. 2 October 29, 2012 Reserve your Appointment TodayExclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Mumbai, Oct. 31- Nov. 2.Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5…
  • Foreign investment in South Florida real estate expected to rise October 29, 2012 South Florida Business Journal by Oscar Pedro Musibay, ReporterDate: Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:00am EDTForeign investment has been driving the residential real estate market for the last 18 to 24 months, making the sector’s recovery possible, real estate experts says.And that trend is sure to accelerate as a result of the recent election in Venezuela,…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Chandigarh Oct. 29-30 October 26, 2012 Reserve your Appointment TodayExclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Chandigarh, Oct 29-30.Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5 questions and…
  • The team at Exclusive Visas arrives in India October 26, 2012 By Renata Castro After a series of successful meetings with prospect EB-5 investors and immigration agents in China, Fred Burgess and Joe Sloboda, managing partners at Exclusive Visas, have arrived in India for the second leg of the EB-5 India-China tour 2012. According to Fred Burgess, Esq., “India is a fertile ground for EB-5, given…
  • Indians Emigrate to U.S. due to Strengthening Indian Economy October 25, 2012 India’s strengthening economy is being credited for increased interest in emigrating to the U.S. Typically; Indians emigrating to the U.S. have come for better jobs or to study at a U.S. college or University. But greater numbers of Indians are taking up U.S. residence as investors via the EB-5 program. The EB-5 visa is attractive…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Shanghai and Nanjing Oct. 25-26 October 23, 2012 Reserve your Appointment TodayExclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Shanghai and Nanjing, October 25-26.Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Delhi Oct. 25-26 October 23, 2012 Reserve your appointment TodayExclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Delhi, October 25-26.Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5 questions and…
  • Brazilian family uses EB-5 as a means of “starting over” October 22, 2012 By Renata Castro The team at Exclusive Visas has recently worked with a family from Brazil that has chosen the United States as the stage for the next chapter in their lives.The family, residents of a large metropolis of the Latin American Country, decided to use EB-5 as an effective means of achieving US permanent…
  • Chinese EB-5 Investors Fund Florida Retirement Center, Charter Schools and Aquaculture Operation October 22, 2012 Chinese Eb-5 Investors are enthusiastically funding projects in the state of Florida. Recently Tallahassee, FL Mayor John Marks visited Beijing and met a group of investors who organized an EB5 Florida Regional Center to fund a $40 million Five-Star-Retirement-Retreat in Tallahassee. While American investors may participate in the project the center is predominately being funded…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Guangzhou Oct. 22-24 October 20, 2012 Reserve your Appointment TodayExclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Guangzhou, October 22-24.Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5 questions and…
  • Exclusive Visas Tours India October 25 to November 2 October 19, 2012 Exclusive Visas Tours India October 25 to November 2Exclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa Tour will be in India holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 on October 25th to November 2nd. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will answer all EB-5 questions and…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Beijing, Shenzhen and Dongguan Oct. 17-19 October 16, 2012 Reserve your Appointment Today Exclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour stops in Beijing, Shenzhen and Dongguan, October 17-19. Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant who will…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Hong Kong October 16th October 16, 2012 Reserve your Appointment Today Exclusive Visas Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour makes its first stop in Hong Kong on October 16. Exclusive Visas will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits. The tour provides EB-5 candidates the opportunity to meet with an Exclusive Visas expert EB-5 consultant…
  • Exclusive Visas to tour China and India, Meet Individually with Candidates October 10, 2012 Exclusive Visas is proud to announce the first leg of its Up-Close-and-Personal EB-5 Visa tour of China and India. Exclusive Visa’s EB-5 experts will be holding one-on-one meetings with individuals interested in EB-5 to discuss the program and its benefits.The tour begins in Hong Kong on October 16 and culminates in Mumbai, India on November…
  • 5th Annual IIUSA Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference September 18, 2012 “ The team at Exclusive Visas will be attending the upcoming 5th Annual IIUSA Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. from October 14th to October 16th, 2012. The Association to Invest in USA, or IIUSA, is the national industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The October event will be celebrating the…
  • EB-5 Meeting in Arkansas September 14, 2012 By Renata CastroThe Arkansas Economic Development Commission will be holding an EB-5 Meeting on September 18th, 2012 at the ASU Delta Center for Economic Development (319 University Loop West Jonesboro, AR 72401), from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.Les Lane and Sam Walls III with Arkansas Capital Corporation will be discussing details and qualifications for EB-5…
  • House of Representatives scheduled to vote on renewal of EB-5 today September 11, 2012 House of Representatives scheduled to vote on renewal of EB-5 today By Renata CastroAccording to Eric Cantor’s website (R-VA), the US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on the renewal of the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program – S.3245.Congressman Cantor, who is the Majority Leader, also informed that the House of Representatives would…
  • IIUSA delivers 375+ Signatory Letter to Leadership of the US House of Representatives September 11, 2012 IIUSA delivers 375+ Signatory Letter to Leadership of the US House of Representatives advocating for the immediate reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot ProgramBy Renata CastroIIUSA (Association to Invest in the USA), a trade organization in the EB-5 Industry, has recently delivered a signatory letter with over 375 signatures from around the United States,…
  • United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil Announces Visa Statistics for July 2012 August 21, 2012 By Renata CastroThe United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil announced on August 10th, 2012 that it processed a total of 81,737 visa applications in July 2012. This number evidenced a 24% increase in comparison to July 2011. The statistics are available here.Although these numbers cover all of the visas (Immigrant and non-immigrant) processed by the…
  • IIUSA sends open letter to Majority Leader Senator Reid asking for immediate re-authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program August 1, 2012 On July 27, 2012,  the President of the Association to Invest in the USA also known as IIUSA,  K. David Andersson, sent an open email posted to the IIUSA blog, asking Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell(R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley(R-IA), to support the renewal of the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program. The…
  • USCIS announces new EB-5 Stakeholder Engagement in 2012 July 30, 2012 USCIS will host a stakeholder engagement, accessible both in person and by teleconference, on October 16th 2012, between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM EST. The engagement will be held at the Tomich Center – 111 Massachusetts Avenue Washington, DC 20529. The focus of the engagement will be a general EB-5 Discussion. Stakeholders can submit agenda…
  • Exclusive Visas To Visit Brazil July 25, 2012       Exclusive Visas to visit Brazil  Strategic Meetings with prospective investors and thought leaders to be held in Rio and Sao PauloWeston, July 25, 2012:  Exclusive Visas has announced that a visit to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has been scheduled for the week of August 11th through August 18th, 2012. The Exclusive Visas…
  • USCIS Director Announces New EB-5 Program Office July 20, 2012 USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announces new EB-5 program officeSource: USCISMessage from the DirectorI am pleased to announce that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be creating a new office to oversee our administration of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program.The EB-5 program has spurred the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs and the…
  • Exclusive Visas to hold Seminars for EB-5 investors in Brazil July 16, 2012 The team at Exclusive Visas is excited to announce its schedule for the upcoming EB-5 tour in Brazil. São PauloAugust 13th and 14thIntercontinental Hotel Alameda Santos, 1123 - Jardim Paulista  São Paulo, BrazilRio de JaneiroAugust 15th and 16thDowntownUCAM – Universidade Cândido MendesRua da Assembléia, 10  Centro, Rio de Janeiro August 17th Barra da TijucaRegus do BrasilAv. Luís…
  • Exclusive Visas Has New Phone Number in Brazil July 13, 2012 Exclusive Visas has a new contact number in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The team of consultants at Exclusive Visas, authorities in EB-5 due diligence, can now be reached at    55 11 3323 7479. Renata Castro, project manager with Exclusive Visas, is a Brazilian national, fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. The goal of adding this new contact outlet…
  • Fourth of July – Celebrate Independence! July 3, 2012 At Exclusive Visas we feel very fortunate and can’t help but talk about the love that goes into what we do every day. Day in and day out we speak to several EB-5 investors from countries such as India, Brazil, Nigeria, China, Vietnam, to name a few of the nationalities we have assisted in the…
  • The Difference Between The Conditional and Permanent Green Card June 27, 2012
  • Exclusive Visas Visits EB-5 Project in Birmingham, AL. June 27, 2012 On June 20th 2012, Fred Burgess, Managing Partner at Exclusive Visas and Renata Castro, Project Manager at Exclusive Visas, escorted a group of prospect Brazilian Investors on a visit to the Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The project, which is currently being offered under the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program as part of Sunbelt…
  • EB-5 Investor Webinar – Key Steps Of The EB-5 Process June 21, 2012 Exclusive Visas will start offering Webinars to foreign investors looking to learn more about EB-5 and its benefits. This Webinar will take the investor through the different steps of the EB-5 petition, time frames and other aspects of the EB-5 process. See dates The concise and objective curriculum gives the investors the knowledge to make better…
  • Key Points To Look For On An EB-5 Project June 20, 2012
  • The Choice Of Advisers Is Often As Important As Choice of Attorney June 20, 2012 As an Immigration Attorney, focused on EB-5 cases, I am often asked by Clients to recommend particular projects. I explain that, as an Immigration Attorney, I am neither qualified nor able to provide such investment advice and that my Clients should ensure that they consult with other professionals – Investment Advisers, Accountants, CPA’s etc. However,…
  • En Cuanto Tiempo Me Otorgan La Residencia Permanente? June 14, 2012
  • Direct vs. Indirect Jobs in the EB-5 Visa Program June 8, 2012  One significant issue that you as an EB-5 Investor will need to consider when researching the EB-5 Visa Program is Job Creation. Under the EB-5 Program each foreign investor is required to invest $1 million or $500,000 (if the EB-5 Project is located in a “TEA”) and to create and preserve at least 10 full-time…
  • Exclusive Visas returns from successful meetings in Brazil and Argentina June 6, 2012 By Renata CastroFred Burgess, Joe Sloboda and Renata Castro have returned from a very successful round of meetings with prospective EB-5 investors and decision makers held in São Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Brazilian economy is the world’s 6th largest by nominal GDP and the 7th largest in purchasing power parity, being one…
  • EB-5 as a funding alternative for US businesses June 6, 2012 By Renata CastroDue to the great success of Exclusive Visas’ first round of webinars geared towards US businesses looking to learn more about capturing foreign capital under the EB-5 (Visa for Jobs) program, new dates have been released.The curriculum, designed to take business owners, project managers, finance professionals, and entrepreneurs from the basics of what…
  • Can I use money gifted from my parents for the EB-5 investment? June 4, 2012
  • Senator Patrick Leahy introduced Bipartisan Bill asking for EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program permanent May 31, 2012 By Renata Castro May 30, 2012 On Thursday, May 24 2012, Senator Patrick Leahy (D. Vt.) has introduced legislation asking to have the EB-5 Pilot Program become permanent. The bill was introduced with bipartisan support coming from Senator Chuck Grassley (R. IA.).Senator Leahy credited the EB-5 Pilot Program with the creation of jobs and economic growth, and…
  • From Mexico With Hope May 24, 2012 On one of our recent trips to Mexico in promoting the benefits of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program we met with several families interested in obtaining Permanent US Residency.  One family from Monterrey, Mexico wanted to relocate to Houston, Texas as quickly as possible because of concerns over recent incidents of violence and a concern…
  • Exclusive Visas to Visit Brazil and Argentina May 23, 2012 EB-5 Investor interest has grown exponentially in the regionWeston, May 10, 2012:  Exclusive Visas announced today that Joe Sloboda (Managing Partner) and Renata Castro (Project Manager) will be visiting Brazil and Argentina between May 28th and June 2nd, 2012,  in response to the substantial increase in demand from prospect EB-5 Investors looking to become US…
  • Cuanto se demora el proceso EB-5 May 22, 2012
  • USCIS releases new data on EB-5 I-526 and I-829 Petitions during IIUSA convention in Laguna Hills, California May 8, 2012 By Renata CastroOne of the highlights of the IIUSA 2nd Annual EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum held in Laguna Hills, CA this past weekend was the quarterly EB-5 Stakeholders Meeting hosted by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).  The meeting discussed, among other EB-5 related topics, data related to amount of applications…
  • EB-5 as a funding alternative for US businesses May 7, 2012 By Renata CastroExclusive Visas will start offering Webinars to businesses looking to attract foreign capital, in an effort to better assist businesses across the US which are looking to learn more about EB-5 and its benefits.“We felt we’d be furthering the objective of the EB-5 program, which is to promote economic growth and the creation…
  • Renata Castro is interviewed for Globo Notícias América April 25, 2012 On April 20, 2012, Renata Castro was interviewed by Mila Burns for the Newscast  Globo Noticias America.Globo Notícias América is a newscast in Portuguese broadcast by Globo International, geared towards Brazilians residing in the US.Renata Castro spoke about the different requirements of EB-5 petitions, and the ways it affects Brazilians looking at EB-5 as a…
  • Joe Sloboda, Vice President of Exclusive Visas, to speak on Foreign Investors’ Profiles during the IIUSA’s 2nd Annual EB-5 International Investment and Economic Development Forum in Laguna Hills, CA. April 24, 2012 WESTON, FL. - Joe Sloboda, Vice President of Project Development for Exclusive Visas, will be one of the panelists at IIUSA’s 2nd Annual EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum in Laguna Hills, California. Sloboda will be speaking on “Investor Profiles: Observations from Abroad”, alongside David Enterline, Immigration attorney with Taipei Commercial Law Firm in…
  • Exclusive Visas Congratulates RCI First Pathway Partners on their Ongoing Developments April 5, 2012 MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - The RCI FirstPathway Partners has made great headway on their Marriott EB-5 project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once construction comes to completion, the Marriott Hotel will be a ten story, 4–star, full service hotel located in downtown Milwaukee. The Hotel will have amenities such as a fully equipped fitness center, a swimming pool,…
  • Jack Flechner: Goodbye burgers, Hello barbecue! March 23, 2012 Jack Flechner, the President and Director of Operations, was a real estate attorney. Around 2005 Jack decided he would enter into the food franchising business with Five Guys Burgers and Fries (which has developed into one of the most successful food franchises in the U.S.). The restaurants under Flechner’s direction located in the Miami-area were…
  • Jack Flechner of Voodoo BBQ & Grill, Florida visits China March 22, 2012 Jack Flechner, the President and Director of Operations in Florida, travelled to China earlier this month along with the Palm Beach Regional Center in order to introduce VooDoo BBQ & Grill to potential foreign investors in China.  As an EB-5 project under the Palm Beach Regional Center, a USCIS approved regional center, VooDoo BBQ &…
  • USA Continental Regional Center Returns from China March 17, 2012 USA Continental Regional Center has returned from their trip abroad to China. In China, Al Rattan, Lydia Percia, and Troung Pham trekked through China visiting cities of Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Shanghai meeting with numerous Chinese immigration agencies. With the assistance of Exclusive Visas, the team executed agreements with half a dozen…
  • EXCLUSIVE VISAS CLAIMS GOOD FORTUNE IN CHINA March 16, 2012 WESTON- Fred Burgess and Joe Sloboda, President and Vice President of Exclusive Visas, have returned from their almost month-long trip to China announcing much success. On their trip, Fred and Joe travelled to several locations in China and held private meetings with possible EB-5 investors and brokers who are interested in participating in the EB-5…
  • A New Addition to the Exclusive Visas Team March 13, 2012 We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Exclusive Visas team, Renata Castro -  Project Manager.  Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Renata Castro holds an MBA in Project Management and a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration. She is also enrolled as a Law Student at the Prestigious Shepard Broad School of Law at Nova…
  • Exclusive Visas Team to Tour China February 13, 2012   The Exclusive Visas team will be trekking to China during the month of February. The intent of their trip is to meet with potential EB-5 investors and to establish new relationships with immigration brokers. The team is also attending and participating in the upcoming ‘Invest in America Summit and Exhibition 2012’.  Fred Burgess and…
  • Invest in America 2012 Summit and Exhibition to be held in Shanghai, China. January 26, 2012 The Invest in America 2012 Summit and Exhibition can be seen as the equivalent of Disney World to the immigrant investor looking to start a new life in the U.S. This year’s Summit is promised to be the “largest American investment conference and exhibition in China for 2012” (http://investamerica2012.org/) promising to showcase various businesses such…
  • Exclusive Visas welcomes the addition of another well- known expert, Richard M. Sakoda, to our team of consultants helping to broaden our horizons! January 24, 2012 January 24, 2012 - Richard M. Sakoda, licensed attorney in Hawaii and CEO of Sino-Hawaii Association, a foreign registered entity in Tianjin, China, since 2005, has joined Exclusive Visas as a senior consultant.    Richard M. Sakoda will bring to the position over 25 years of legal, business and working experience with international clients from the…
  • Join Exclusive Visas Team For The Investment Tour in Monterrey to Learn More About EB-5 Investment Pilot Program November 29, 2011 During the 2011 many business seminars were held in Mexican cities, such as Veracruz, Guadalajara, Querétaro, and México City with a huge interest from Mexican investors who want to invest and to explore EB-5 investment opportunities in the United States. Joe Sloboda, an expert EB-5 consultant and co-founder of Exclusive Visas, will be traveling to…
  • America’s Fastest Growing EB-5 Consulting Firm is Now Hiring November 16, 2011 Exclusive Visas is seeking to hire additional Project Manager(s) with experience in the EB-5 industry. Some of  the Project Manager(s) responsibilities will consist of reviewing, analyzing and evaluating EB-5 business plans and investment offerings and will also contribute to the preparation of due diligence reports on the EB-5 Projects and Regional Centers being reviewed for…
  • Fred Burgess of Exclusive Visas Making a Presence in Mexico to Educate the Affluent on the EB-5 Visa Opportunity in the United States August 24, 2011 August 23, 2011—Fred Burgess, of the EB-5 consulting firm, Exclusive Visas, will be traveling to Veracruz, Mexico on Thursday, August 25th to participate in “The Investment Tour”. The event is a business event for investors from Latin America who attend in search of business opportunities, to explore investment opportunities and to expand their business to…
  • Our Return from the 2011 AILA EB-5 Conference March 17, 2011 We have just returned from the 2011 AILA (American Immigration Lawyers) EB-5 Conference and as usual this conference is always very informative and enlightening when it comes to the latest information on the EB-5 program and issues that may be facing prospective EB-5 applicants as well as the EB-5 Regional Centers. One of the things we…
  • EB-5 Investment and Regional Center Development Seminar Announced for Las Vegas January 21, 2011 Experts from a range of disciplines will address “EB-5 Investment and Regional Center Development” at a Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, seminar in Las Vegas, McAdam & McCarthy Attorneys at Law announced today. Also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, EB-5 was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and…
  • EB-5 Investment and Regional Center Development Seminar January 12, 2011 WESTON, FL, Jan. 11, 2011 –Exclusive Visas President Fred Burgess and Vice President Joe Sloboda have announced that they will be speaking at the seminar addressing “EB-5 Investment and Regional Center Development” on February 19, 2011 at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  EB-5, also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, was created by…
  • Exclusive Visas EB-5 Seminar in New York City January 4, 2011 WESTON - Alongside the established immigration law firm Segal Wang & Associates, Exclusive Visas Vice President, Joe Sloboda returned from New York on December 19th after conducting a seminar regarding immigration and the EB-5 program. Sloboda spent two days in the city meeting with various clients of Segal Wang who are interested in investing into…
  • Exclusive Visas Returns from China December 17, 2010 Fred Burgess, President of Exclusive Visas, just returned from another productive trip to China where he met and consulted clients, as well as the Exclusive Visas referral network.  Burgess and Dr. Tyrone Siren, Exclusive Visas director of Asia-Pacific operations, traveled to Macau, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Hong Kong to assist the extensive Exclusive Visas network.  Dr.…
  • Exclusive Visas Visits Florida Regional Center with Canadian EB-5 Brokers December 14, 2010 JUPITER, Palm Beach County, FL – Exclusive Visas keeps building strong relationship with EB-5 Regional Centers and government officials. On December 2, Joe Sloboda, Vice President of Exclusive Visas, together with Nicholas Mastroianni II, Principal of Florida Regional Center (FRC), hosted visitors from China and Canada taking a tour of the Town of Jupiter, visiting…
  • Estudios e Investigaciones de Centros Regionales por Exclusive Visas November 3, 2010 WESTON – Cumplir con los requisitos del programa EB-5 no es una tarea fácil, los Centros Regionales deben de asistir a varias conferencias, deben de cumplir con visitas de inspección, analizar el plan de negocios, crear estrategias de mercadeo y finalmente – atraer a inversionistas extranjeros con sus proyectos. Varios Centros Regionales aprobados por el…
  • El Programa EB-5 en Venezuela November 3, 2010 WESTON – El 4 de noviembre, Exclusive Visas estará ofreciendo un seminario basado en el programa EB-5 en Caracas, Venezuela. Este seminario ofrece a todos los Venezolanos la oportunidad de escuchar a expertos en el programa EB-5, abogados de inmigración y a especialistas de bienes raíces dando a conocer las diferentes maneras de cómo obtener…
  • Regional Center Examinations by Exclusive Visas November 3, 2010 WESTON – Conferences with Regional Center developers, site visits, analyzing business plans, calculating logistics, creating marketing strategies and ultimately – attracting foreign investors; meeting Exclusive Visas’ EB-5 program standards is not an easy task. In fact, numerous USCIS approved Regional Centers have inquired assistance by Exclusive Visas but only few have passed the inspection. The…
  • EB-5 Visa Program in Venezuela November 3, 2010 WESTON – On November 4th Exclusive Visas is offering a seminar based on the EB-5 visa program in Caracas, Venezuela. The seminar provides Venezuelans and other attendees the opportunity to hear from EB-5 experts, immigration attorneys and real estate specialists pertaining to the different ways of obtaining an EB-5 visa which is considered one the…
  • Exclusive Visas Returns from Tour of China October 29, 2010 WESTON – After spending 20 days in China, conducting seminars on the EB-5 visa program in the country’s most industrious cities, Exclusive Visas returns home successfully; signing 6 new Chinese investors for the program. The EB-5 program allows qualified foreigners the opportunity to obtain a permanent U.S. green card by investing at least $500,000 into…
  • Success in Vietnam October 29, 2010 WESTON – Exclusive Visas has returned from the first exhibition on the Vietnam Property Industry and Financial Services (VPF) in Hanoi, Vietnam with outstanding results. From October 5th-7th President Fred Burgess and Vice President Joe Sloboda of Exclusive Visas hosted seminars and spoke about the EB-5 visa program. Attempting to close the gap on the…
  • Exclusive Visas Draws Large Crowd in Beijing October 29, 2010 WESTON – On October 11th Exclusive Visas visited the city of Beijing in China to conduct what happened to be the largest convention they encountered during the their tour of the country. Fred Burgess and Joe Sloboda, the President and Vice President of Exclusive Visas respectively, presented the EB-5 visa program to a seminar full…
  • Exclusive Visas Returns from Korea October 29, 2010 WESTON – For twenty years the Korea Emigration & Investment Fair has hosted conventions with immigration specialists from all over the world. However, this was the first year that Exclusive Visas attended and presented the EB-5 visa program to more than 500 attendees. President Fred Burgess and Vice President Joe Sloboda of Exclusive Visas are…
  • USCIS Shuts Down Victorville October 28, 2010 VICTORVILLE – It is the first time in history that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has terminated an EB-5 program. Having not been able to fulfill the project’s intended investment of $25 million, the USCIS sent its final termination notice to the Victorville Regional Center on October 20th after the program failed…
  • EB-5 Program Hits Venezuela October 28, 2010 Amidst the country’s economic and political turmoil, Venezuelans are looking to emigrate to the United States. Through a qualified business investment, approved foreigners are eligible for an EB-5 visa which may eventually grant them - along with their family – permanent U.S. residence. According to census data, the Venezuelan community is one of the fastest…

EB-5 Investor Visas - Permanent U.S. Residency with the EB-5 Program

EB-5 consultants from Exclusive Visas assist foreign investors looking for EB-5 visa options to obtain U.S. residency. Each EB-5 consultant is experienced in EB-5 investor visa procedures.

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