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EB-5 Program: A Unique Way to Obtain a Green Card

In 2016, there were approximately 10,000 people who obtained green cards through the EB-5 program. The top five countries of the number of applicants were: China 7,516 Vietnam 334 Korea 260 Taiwan 203 Brazil 150 This program may be suitable for a person who is: Able...

What Happens If you Receive Inheritance from Non-residents?

Green Card Holder Manual Often a green card holder or a first generation, foreign born American receives inheritance from his/her parents. In this blog, I will give you the big picture of how this works. ESTATE OF US NONRESIDENT Deceased is a US nonresident If your...

3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Giving Up Your Green Card

Cross Border Forum- Giving Up Your Green Card Are you a covered expatriate? If you are considering giving up your green card (i.e. permanent residency status), you must know if you are in a special category called “covered expatriate.” Please see the diagram below....

Your Social Security Payments Reduced!

Be aware of WEP’s impact if you receive a foreign pension   Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is the one that will reduce your social security (“SS”) payments. When you apply for SS, you will be asked if you are currently receiving a pension from foreign...

5 Must-Knows for Every Green Card Holder

  Every year almost half a million people obtain Green Cards (“GC”). When you become a GC holder, you have basically the same obligations that US citizens have.  US tax laws are complex and hard to understand. If you are a GC holder, understanding the US tax laws...