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Episode Info: Hello EB-5 investors. This is Floyd Mitchell with Welcome to episode three of the EB-5 investor portal podcast, recording on Friday July 14th 2017. Today's episode is titled The EB-5 Visa with a focus on India. Our guest today is immigration attorney, Swee Shankar of Shankar Ninan & Co LLP.Swee brings a wealth of experience in Immigration and Nationality laws and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Swee assists corporations seeking to hire foreign professionals or skilled workers and also assists corporate clients with transferring personnel to company branches within the United States. She also advises clients in U.S. EB-5 investor visa applications.Are you an investor from India and curious about how you might approach the EB-5 process? Are you curious to learn more about applying for EB-5 as an individual from India? If so, today’s podcast is just for you. If you are listening today and happen to live in a country or region outside of India, you may still learn a lot from this episode and we encourage you to listen as well.Swee, welcome to the show.Swee Shankar: Thank you. Thank you for having me here.Floyd Mitchell: Please tell us a little bit about your practice. Do you focus on clients coming to America primarily from India via the EB-5 program?Swee Shankar: Yeah, absolutely. So I would say about 80% of my clients are Indian based. I really think it's because I'm Indian, honestly, so I think people feel comfortable to seek advice from someone that they can relate to, you know? But we do have clients from all over the country, all different backgrounds, ethnicities, all that kind of stuff. My firm has been in business for over 25 years. We used to be called Shimanayd Syad PC but we have recently bought over that firm and now, as you have mentioned, we are known as Shankar Ninan & Co., LLP. We deal with all corporate business and family immigration ranging from all types of visas, students, work visas, green cards, naturalization, investment routes, etc. But yes, we do, primarily, deal with a large Indian based clientele.Floyd Mitchell: What is the most common question you get from your EB-5 client in India?Swee Shankar: That's a good question. It's hard to say that there honestly is just one. Most people want to know, of course, when they're going to get their money back. But when we really start getting into the process, I think my client's biggest concern is how to get all of their money here. And the differences between investing in their own businesses versus a regional center. And, which one is more beneficial to their interests.Floyd Mitchell: What type of services does your firm offer in terms of the planning? Do you help them develop an immigration plan? Do you assist with source of funds?Swee Shankar: When it comes to their immigration plan, we really take care of them from the day that they come into my office to t...
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