H-1B visa holders in the US can invest $500,000 in an EB-5 entrepreneur visa, and get an immediate Green Card
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Abbas Hashmi is the Founder and CEO of Green Card Capital, a US-based company that assists high net worth individuals in obtaining green cards for them and their families to come to the US through the EB-5 visa program.
An investment banker by trade, Hashmi was born in Damman, Saudi Arabia, and began his career as a television host at the age of 17. He later obtained his M.B.A. from Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration, and eventually became the Middle East Regional Manager for AIG Investment Bank.
From 2007-2010, Hashmi was the Associate Director of Private Banking for Ithmaar Bank. For a year after that, he was the Head of Institutional Relationships for a Royal Family Office in Qatar. In 2012, Hashmi decided to focus on his entrepreneurial ventures, opening up his Q&A Consulting, which focused on corporate and private businesses, as well as wealthy individuals, who looked to expand their businesses into the regions of South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Last year, Hashmi launched Green Card Capital, which he is currently operating full-time. His knowledge of banking and immigration is highly sought after, as Hashmi has been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, The Examiner, and The Washington Times.
In an exclusive interview with The American Bazaar, Hashmi discusses the genesis of Green Card Capital, how to navigate the pitfalls of obtaining an EB-5 visa and starting a business in the US, and shares his thoughts on immigration reform.