EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 34

$500,000 and I received my I-526 approval within 10 months. I applied in September of 2016. Within the next few months, I hope to complete my visa interview and get my provisional green card. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE DURING THE EB-5 PROCESS? I’d have to say the research aspect. Deciding which Regional Center to work with was a tough and very important decision to make. I remember making a long spreadsheet, which listed all the projects and their pros and cons. The other stressful aspect I’d have to say was the wait. While I had full faith in my attorneys, my application and the quality of the project and its documentation, waiting for the I-526 approval was grueling. I consider myself very lucky to have been approved before the expected processing time. WHAT DO YOU WORK WITH AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? I was residing in Los Angeles, CA on a student visa when I started my EB-5 application. I am currently back in New Delhi, India, working with EB5 United, the 33 EB5 INVESTORS M AGAZINE company that I had originally chosen for my own EB-5 investment, to help other potential immigrants like myself to find a path to reside in the United States.  WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? My background is in Information Systems. Right after I graduated college in 2016, I began working for a tech company in Hollywood. Since I wasn’t able to get an H1B visa to stay and work in the US, I had to return to India once my F1 OPT period expired. The EB-5 program has given me another opportunity to move to the U.S. and build my career there. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER INVESTORS WHO WANT TO USE THIS PROGRAM? Do your research! Read as much as you can! When I first learned about the EB-5 program I spent hours mulling over the advice and articles on www.eb5investors.com. Once you have a good understanding of how the program works and the risks involved, take your time and figure out which investment sounds right for you. The other