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.”
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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