EB-5 petitioners may differ in many respects, but they all share the same basic goals when they decide to make an investment: 1) They want to obtain permanent green cards for themselves and their eligible family members, and 2) they want their investment capital preserved and returned as soon as allowed by USCIS rules. Although these petitioners share the same goals, they all differ in following compliance requirements such as EB-5 due diligence.

Due diligence is an investigation of an investment prior to signing a contract. It contributes significantly to informed decision-making. EB-5 due diligence enables investors to better understand the terms of the deal and the risks involved.

In this article, EB5 Diligence co-founder Rupy Cheema argues that proper due diligence on the investment vehicle itself is critical (second in importance only, perhaps, to the choice of immigration attorney). Cheema outlines 12 steps — from vetting the claims made in the offering documents, to actually visiting the site of the development project — that will give investors the best chance of success when choosing their EB-5 investment.

Read the full article here: “12 Steps in Performing Due Diligence on an EB-5 Investment

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