EB5 - BUSINESS GATEWAY TO U.S. (a U.S. Immigration Seminar)


under the aegis of
Maryland Center for Foreign Investment, LLC (MCFI) 
is organising an U.S. Immigration Seminar on
on 11th October 2018 (9.30am to 2.00pm) at Sofitel, BKC Mumbai.

The United States-India Importers’ Council (USIIC), a not-for-profit initiative has firmly set itself as a catalyst in promoting economic growth by forging meaningful trade partnerships through dissemination of practical & relevant information, through the creation of networking platforms.

MCFI founded the FIRST federally designated EB-5 regional center in the State of Maryland with additional approved geographic areas of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Since then, they have expanded into other regions across the country.
MCFI – Nevada, LLC.
MCFI – Northern California, LLC.
MCFI – Southern California /Arizona, LLC.
MCFI – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, LLC
MCFI – Pennsylvania, LLC.
MCFI – Mississippi /Louisiana, LLC.

MCFI assist foreign investors take advantage of the EB-5 investment immigration program, which helps them direct their assets towards sound investments and earn a permanent green card in the process. MCFI has a stellar track record of 100% I-526 approval, 100% I-829 approval and 100% track record of returning the investors $500,000 capital investment back to them.

The interactive seminar is to help Indian corporations and professionals become better informed about recent changes in U.S. Immigration Policy & Procedures, and learn about specific options for Immigration to the United States.


  • Initial considerations for organizing and intracompany transfer from India to the United States.
  • "Choice of entity" considerations for the type of organization to open in the United States (C-Corp / S-Corp / LLC)?
  • Investment in a development project through Regional Centers
  • How to obtain a federal tax identification number for an entity in the United States that is an affiliate or subsidiary of an Indian corporation?
  • Examining the options for equity ownership by the Indian corporation in the US subsidiary / affiliate.
  • Issues concerning transfers of funds from India to the US to provide operating income for US affiliates ... how much is enough?
  • In what state should the organization be created that becomes the affiliate or subsidiary of the Indian company?
  • Ensuring that the Indian company generates a payroll for the prospective transferee for one full year prior to the transfer.
  • The importance of the business plan and the pro forma financials.
  • Options for leasing space in the United States (Regus / Sublet / Virtual space)
  • The "nuts and bolts" of the intracompany transfer petition process before the US department of homeland security.
  • Comparing the new company L1A transfer to the EB-5 Investor Visa Classification. 
  • New issues and considerations for the practice of US immigration law during the Trump administration.

    #   Business professionals willing to invest or start a new business in the US
    #   Children studying or working in the USA and wanted to settle in the USA.
    #   Medicine Students aiming to perceive MD or any higher education in the USA universities.
    #   Indian Individuals from India who would like to LIVE, WORK and RETIRE in the USA.

Lawrence Chang (MCFI President and Principal) is the co-founder of and president of MCFI and has served in this capacity since its founding in 2008. He successfully contributed to close $100 million dollars in EB-5 financing for Maryland Live! Casino and was responsible for MCFI’s EB-5 Project Development and Fund Management while promoting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the State of Maryland.  Recently, he served as the President of the Korean Society of Maryland (KSM) representing over 80,000 Koreans in the State of Maryland.  Mr. Chang served as the Executive Managing Director for Maryland Center in Korea (MCK) as well.  MCK is a foreign trade office located in Seoul, Korea; it represents the State of Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED) and aims to stimulate economic growth and jobs for both South Korea and Maryland.

Christian Dorsey (Executive Director) at MCFI, received his B.A. degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1998 and a J.D. from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law in 2001.  Prior to joining MCFI, he practiced law in the State of Maryland with his primary areas of focus in: land use and development; employment; intellectual property & commercial litigation.  Given his extensive legal & development background, he supports MCFI principals in finalizing the real estate and financial structures for the company's EB-5 projects.  He also coordinates the efforts of MCFI's transactional and immigration counsel, reviewing and developing its projects' definitive legal contracts and investment offerings.  In his current capacity, he is also responsible for augmenting MCFI's international marketing efforts in conjunction with its President, Mr. Lawrence Chang.

Vivek Rao (Consultant India) at MCFI.   With over 4 years of EB5 experience, and over 35 successful applications, Mr Rao brings a vast knowledge of the intricacies of the EB5 process, he has a 100% acceptance record and deals in projects that have security and integrity as its number one criteria. His only goal is to make the EB5 process as seamless as possible and will do whatever is possible to make that happen. His influential applicant base includes captains of Industry and top CEO. With over 37 years of US experience he expects to make the journey for the new immigrants a fun and painless journey. Mr. Rao has an extensive background in business development, both nationally and internationally, with start-up and medium-size organizations.




Robin Rosario
Secretary General
U.S.-India Importers' Council
Add: 311/301, Gokul Arcade B, Subhash Road, Opp. Garware Factory, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai 400057, INDIA
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