Deportation and Marriage

Dear Realtor,

I recently had a Colombian gentlemen come to my office who already had a deportation order in place. Many years ago he had an asylum claim related to persecution from the Colombian guerilla group known as FARC. (If you have watched the news this week you may already know that just two days […]

The Benefit of a B-2 Visa Extension

Dear Realtor,

Many of your foreign national clients who are looking to invest in real estate or businesses as part of their immigration strategy initially enter the United States with a B-2 Visitor Visa. The B-2 Visa allows them to make certain business and investment transactions, however the term is limited to six months. The […]

Local EB-5 Regional Centers

Dear Realtor,

One of the realtors who regularly reads this e-newsletter wrote and suggested that we mention a few recommendations of EB-5 Regional Centers here in South Florida. They are as follows:

Paramount Miami Worldcenter
(A project of the EB5 Financing Management Company, LLC)

Skyrise Miami
(A project of the Miami Metropolitan Regional Center)


The Highlands (Miami)
(A project of the […]

EB-5 Regional Center With R.O.I.

Dear Realtor,

Many of you work regularly with wealthy international clients who are seeking to invest in the United States, as this affords them more security for their money than they could possibly have in their homeland. Often, these clients also desire to immigrate to the United States permanently. In previous e-newsletters, I have mentioned […]

Drug Tests for Visa Applicants

Dear Realtor,

I have over two decades of experience in the practice of Immigration Law, so not often am I surprised by the decisions of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or of the U.S. Embassy officials in the many countries around the world in which I have made visa applications for clients. This […]

Venezuelan Business Visa Options

Dear Realtor,

Considering the very turbulent times in Venezuela, we are often consulting with wealthy Venezuelans who seek security for their wealth and wish to invest in U.S. real estate or a U.S. business while using their investment to obtain a business visa to the United States.

The strategy for Venezuelan clients is simple – first, […]

Venezuelan Political Asylum Claims

Dear Realtor,

As the political and socio-economic conditions worsen in Venezuela under the effects of President Nicol├ís Maduro and his socialist government, many Venezuelans are seeking to leave the country. What we’ve seen recently is that many Venezuelans are attempting to apply for political asylum in the United States. Some of these individuals have very […]

Visa Information For Your Clients

Dear Realtor,

Thank you all very much for all of your referrals and I appreciate the opportunity to work with each and every one of you on your transactions and international real estate sales. On just about every occasion, referring realtors request that I speak to their clients directly, which I are happy to do, […]

L-1A Intra-Company Transferee Visa

Dear Realtor,

Many of you may be dealing with foreign investor clients from countries which do not have an E-2 Treaty of Commerce with the United States. In circumstances where an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is not an option for your clients, the L-1A Intra-Company Transferee Visa is usually the best alternative. This visa category […]

Capital Gains on Foreign Property

Dear Realtor,

One of the realtors who attended my continuing education classes recently wrote me an email asking for information for a client of hers who is a U.S. citizen who owns property in Colombia. He intends to sell the property in Colombia and is uncertain about the tax ramifications of the sale, both in […]