Overseas intermediaries can act as intermediary agents between an investor and an investment issuer, helping investors select a project and assist in filing documentation with an immigration attorney. Agents can utilize their experience and knowledge to help investors get support in their country of residence and make informed decisions about their EB-5 process.
Agents can guide investors through the EB-5 process in their local language by helping translate documents and meetings with important partners an investor may encounter in their immigration process. Local EB-5 agents can provide many benefits to foreign nationals in their country of residence, including:
- Conducting due diligence on projects
- Solving issues with acquiring source of funds documentation
- Translating legal and financial documents for source of funds
- Foreign remittance issues (Limitations on capital leaving country of residence)
- Assistance with “Request for Evidence” notices
- Coordinating between banking institutions, investment issuers, and investors
- Conducting in-person and online due diligence of an investor’s project
- Auditing projects to ensure project security and ongoing progress
Agents find investors for investment issuers and specific projects and therefore are typically compensated for every investor an agent recruits on behalf of the investment issuer. A portion of administrative fees and investment interest is paid to these agents, which incentivizes them to continue advocating for investors until the end of their investment process. The intermediaries listed below are strong supporters of AIIA’s mission of advocating for EB-5 investors and have been vetted by AIIA’s members and donors.