Representative Results by Immigration Attorney Mark Ivener


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The following are examples of successful I-526 applications processed by EB-5 Green Card attorney Mark Ivener during the past 8 years.

*DISCLAIMER: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Nothing on these pages should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information is intended to be general and should not be relied upon for any specific situation. For legal advice, please contact one of our attorneys.

Young Chinese National’s Investment from sale of property in China

A Mainland China national in the U.S. under temporary H-1B work visa/status invested in a TEA project on the construction of two buildings comprising approximately 296,154 combined net rentable square feet for professional/tech flex spaces. The new facility will be leased to various tenants. The Investor invested $525,000 to this project. The investment project will create at least 6,000 indirect jobs and each investor of this project will be allocated 10 of the jobs created.

The Investor’s source of funds was from the sale of a residential property located in Shanghai, China. The Investor purchased this property with funds provided by the Investor’s parents. The Investor’s mother is an executive of a publicly-owned company in China and received substantial income and bonus from the company. The Investor’s mother gave the funds to the Investor to purchase the residential property. The proceeds of $525,000 from the sale of the property was wired by the Purchaser to the Investor’s personal account in the United States.

I-526 (initial visa petition) filed and approved. Investor successfully adjusted status from H-1B to Conditional Green Card without interview. Removal of Conditions approved.

Young French National’s Investment from Inheritance

A French national in the U.S. under F-1 visa/status invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The invested project was on the demolition, renovation and construction of a new structure comprising showroom, light-industrial, and professional/tech flex space. Upon completion of the construction, the new facility will be leased to various tenants. The Investor invested $525,000 to this project. The investment project will create about 560 direct and indirect jobs and each investor of this project will be allocated 10 of the jobs created.

The Investor’s sources of funds were from his five years of dividends and rental income of his companies and properties in France. The Investor jointly owns with his mother substantial businesses and real properties which vested with substantial assets and income/profit. The Investor’s ownership of the businesses and assets were from the inheritance of his late father, who passed away when the Investor was 12 years old. Through his ownership of the inherited businesses and properties, the Investor received substantial dividends, profits and rental income each year and duly reported and filed income tax in both the United States and in France.

I-526 (initial visa petition) filed and approved. Investor successfully adjusted status from F-1 to Conditional Green Card without interview. Removal of Conditions approved.

Japanese Business Executive Invests Compensation and Stock Options in U.S. Warehouse

A Japanese national in Japan invested $525,000 in a Limited Partnership under a Regional Center in a Targeted Employment area. The Project involved the demolition, renovation and construction of a warehouse/storage complex for commercial /flex uses. Upon completion of the construction, the new structure will house tenants and will create 10 direct/indirect jobs for each of the Investors invested in this project.

The Investor accumulated savings from years of employment and sales/redemptions of stocks/ shares to make the $525,000 investment. Investor is President and CEO of a Japanese-owned security and financial consulting company and received over $1.5 million in compensation and exercised stock options in the five-year period prior to making the investment. Investor also has substantial personal net worth including real estate properties, stocks and cash in bank.

I-526 filed and approved. Subsequently, the Investor and his family members (wife and children) were interviewed in Tokyo, Japan and received 2-year Conditional Green Card. Removal of Conditions were approved.

British National Invests $525,000 in Six-Story Industrial Building

A British national in the U.K. invested $525,000 in a Limited Partnership project in an approved Regional Center. The project was for the demolition, renovation and construction of a vintage warehouse in downtown area. Upon completion, the warehouse will become a six-story industrial/flex use building for lease. The tenants will include retail, light industrial and office users and will create at least 2,200 direct and indirect jobs in the building and its neighborhood which is sufficient for the allocation of at least 10 jobs to each of the investors in this project.

The Investor utilized proceeds from sales and refinance of his real properties in U.S. and in U.K. to make the $525,000 investment. The properties were owned by the Investor and his wife from many years ago. Investor has been in real estate development and vacation home rental business for over 20 years and accumulated a net worth of at least $4 million in real estate properties. In addition, he and his wife received rental income in excess of over $30,000 per month.

I-526 approved and Investor and his family were interviewed at the U.S. Consulate in London and granted the immigrant visas. Removal of Conditions approved.

Filipino CPA Uses Savings, Real Estate to Fund U.S. Immigration

A Filipino national in the Philippines invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the purchase of a piece of land and a building. The building, consisting of 283,000 square feet, will be renovated, improved, and divided into multiple light industrial suites of various sizes for varying needs. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 969 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was gathered from the refinancing of his real property and through his accumulated employment income savings. The investor had accumulated substantial savings through his lifelong career as a certified public accountant, and in finance, in the Philippines.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. He and his family successfully completed consular processing and immigrated to the United States. Removal of Conditions have been approved.

Savings, Stocks and Options Fund Japanese Software Executive’s U.S. Residency

A Japanese national living in Japan invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested along with funds from numerous other investors, will be put toward purchasing land and renovating, improving, and rebuilding, for use as a multi-tenant storage, retail, office, and light industrial facility. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create 431 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds used for the investment was gathered from his personal savings from employment income and investment in stocks and bonds.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was timely approved. He and his family successfully completed consular processing in Japan and immigrated to the United States in May 2007. The I-829 Removal of Conditions was approved.

British National Invests $525,000 in Seattle Hospitality

A national of the United Kingdom, living in California, invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the acquisition and renovation of a landmark building in the Pioneer Square historic district in Seattle, Washington. The Limited Partnership’s plan is to renovate the existing building and to add a new 13 story tower, which would result in the structure’s transformation into a 260 room, 164,084 square foot building operated by the Courtyard Marriott hotel chain. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 1,640 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds for the investment was gathered from years of dividends and officer remuneration acquired from an investment in a UK partnership as well as income acquired from rental proceeds from a property in the UK.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. From B-1 visitor status, the immigrant investor successfully adjusted her status within the United States and received her Green Card in the spring of 2009. Removal of Conditions was approved.

Iranian National Uses Income from Family Business & Investments

A national of Iran, living in California, invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the purchase and renovation of a vacant vintage warehouse to create a multi-tenanted, mixed-use facility. The facility’s planned use varied from light industrial to commercial office space. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 155 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds came from her account in an American bank. Those funds originated from the sale of real estate in Tehran, Iran. The immigrant investor and her spouse made a substantial amount of money operating and growing their family’s business in Iran which involved the operation of several farms as well as investments in residential real estate buildings.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. The immigrant investor was in the United States in E-2 treaty investor status and successfully adjusted her status to permanent residence. Removal of Conditions approved.

Iranian Uses Real Estate Proceeds to Fund U.S. Investment

A national of Iran, living in Iran, invested in a Limited Partnership under an Approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from other investors, went into the purchase and renovation of several warehouse facilities and created a multi-tenanted mixed-use facility for light industrial and office space tenants. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 444 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was acquired from the sale of real estate in Iran in 2004. The immigrant investor is a successful businessman from Iran whose family ran farms and had real estate investments there.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 petition was approved. He successfully completed consular processing and immigrated to the United States in 2006. Removal of Conditions has been approved.

Indian Funds Residency Using Funds from Real Estate Sale

A national of India invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the acquisition and renovation of a landmark building in the Pioneer Square historic district in Seattle, Washington. The Limited Partnership’s plan is to renovate the existing building and to add a new 13 story tower, which would result in the structure’s transformation into a 260 room, 164,084 square foot building operated by the Courtyard Marriott hotel chain. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 1,640 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was gathered from the sale of real estate in India as well as from a small line of credit from a bank. The immigrant investor was a very successful businessman. He initially worked in the civil aviation industry in the 1990’s then subsequently became successful in real estate ventures in India in 2003.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. The immigrant investor and his wife’s Conditional Green Cards were approved via visa processing at the U.S. Consulate.

British National Obtains Funds from Business Acquaintance to Fund Residency

A national of the United Kingdom, living in the United States, invested in a Limited Partnership under an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into acquiring, renovating, and managing a six-story, multi-use building for light industrial and office space tenants. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 2,168 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds came from a loan from a business acquaintance. The acquaintance acquired the required funds for the immigrant investor’s investment from a small portion of the sale of stock in a major company. The immigrant investor himself has over 40 years of business management experience in the field of financial management and consulting in the United States and internationally.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. The immigrant investor and his wife adjusted their status in the United States to acquire their Conditional Green Cards. Removal of Conditions approved.

Successful Canadian Businessman Funds His Residency From Corporate Dividends

Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the acquisition and renovation of a landmark building in the Pioneer Square historic district in Seattle, Washington. The Limited Partnership’s plan is to renovate the existing building and to add a new 13 story tower, which would result in the structure’s transformation into a 260 room, 164,084 square foot building operated by the Courtyard Marriott hotel chain. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 1,640 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was gathered from corporate dividends in Canada. The immigrant investor was a very successful businessman. For about 30 years, he owned and managed a media company.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. The immigrant investor and his family obtained their Conditional Green Cards through U.S. consular processing in Canada. Removal of Conditions approved.

Irish National Invests $525,000 in a Limited Partnership with Funds from Family Business

A national of Ireland, living in the United States, invested in a Limited Partnership in an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the acquisition and renovation of a vacant vintage warehouse property to create a multi-tenanted facility for light industrial and office tenants. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 155 direct and indirect jobs in total and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was gathered from her family’s long and successful business in the fashion industry. Their business had substantial assets and was international in scope.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. She adjusted her status to Green Card holder and is living in the United States. Removal of Conditions was approved.

British National Funds Green Residency from Sale of Business

A national of the United Kingdom living in the United Kingdom invested in a Limited Partnership in an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area. The funds invested, along with funds from numerous other investors, went into the acquisition and renovation of several buildings for rental to commercial tenants. The immigrant investor invested $525,000 into this project. The project will create approximately 490 direct and indirect jobs in total statewide and each immigrant investor will be allotted 10 of the created jobs.

The immigrant investor’s source of funds was gathered from the sale of a major food company based in the United Kingdom, which the immigrant investor was an owner. The immigrant investor was a founder of a food company and had successfully built it up for almost two decades and was thus a highly successful businessperson.

The immigrant investor’s I-526 was approved. The immigrant investor and family received their Conditional Green Cards through U.S. consular processing in the United Kingdom. Removal of Conditions approved.

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