Posts by Michael Ashoori

High Unemployment Area TEA: Step-by-Step Guide

High Unemployment Area TEA

  Introduction   EB5 investors are given an option to invest either $500,000 or $1 million, to qualify for a US green card.   The vast majority of investors invest the lower amount of $500,000.   To qualify for this reduced amount, investors must invest in targeted employment areas.   A targeted employment area (or…

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What is a Targeted Employment Area?

Targeted Employment Area

  As a potential EB5 investor, you are eligible to invest either $1 million or $500,000 to qualify for an EB-5 visa. The vast majority of investors invest the lower $500,000 amount. To qualify for the lower investment amount, your EB5 investment must operate in a targeted employment area (TEA).   In this guide, I’ll go…

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EB5 Source of Funds: 5 Valid Ways to Fund Your EB5 Investment

EB5 Source of Funds

  If you are considering an EB5 visa, you should know about the EB5 source of funds requirement. Specifically, the EB5 visa regulations specify that an EB5 visa petition must include evidence “to show that the petitioner has invested, or is actively in the process of investing, capital obtained through lawful means…”   In practical…

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Can I Travel with a Green Card and No Passport?

Can I Travel with a Green Card and No Passport?

  As a US permanent resident, you may be wondering whether you can travel outside of the US with your green card and no passport. The short answer is: maybe.   In this guide, I will discuss how to travel using your green card and no passport by using a reentry permit instead of a…

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