EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 Awards Edition" Volume 8 Issue 1 | Page 88

From left: Viral Patel, Roma Bajaj, Pradeep Bajaj, Paras Bajaj at Paras Bajaj’s white coat ceremony. “EB-5 gives you peace of mind” Indian-Canadian father invests in the EB-5 visa for his son's medical career. By EB5 Investors Staff P radeep Bajaj, an Indian-Canadian mortgage banker, decided to embark on an EB-5 journey to help support his son’s medical career. BEFORE THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOUR SON, DID YOU HAVE ANY INTENTION TO MOVE TO THE U.S.? WHY DID YOU WANT TO IMMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES? Well, I’ve had a vacation home in Orlando, Florida for 9 years now. But my son’s career was the main reason why we started our immigration journey. That conversation we had was when I started doing the legwork. I got in touch with a law firm in Toronto, then I was referred to their office in Pennsylvania. This is how I heard—through the grapevine—about the logistics of the EB-5 program. I have lived in Canada with my family for most of my life. I worked there as an attorney and mortgage banker for 32 years. But then my son decided to attend medical school in Dublin, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, for a six-year program. When he was in his third year, he asked me if there is any possibility of him getting a green card. I asked him why, and his answer was that it was going to immensely assist him in pursuing a medical residency at a hospital of his choice in the United States. He said the permanent residency status can increase his options ten-fold. My reply at the time was, “I don’t know if this is something I can get for you.” 88 EB5 INVESTORS MAGAZINE TELL US ABOUT YOUR EB-5 JOURNEY AND YOUR STEPS TO GET STARTED? At first, I checked some reviews online, after which I got into dialogue with the attorneys Matthew Galati and Peter Calabrese. I have to say that both of these individuals were extremely helpful; they really went that extra mile to make me understand the groundwork that is required for the EB-5 program.