About USettle

USettle is a consultancy led by former U.S. Diplomat Richard M. Rothman, a recognized expert on the EB5 Visa program.

EB5 is by far the fastest and easiest way to get a Green Card. Other routes can take from 15 years to a lifetime.

However, EB5 can involve significant expense and major risks.

USettle is EB5 done safely. With his experience and expertise, Richard M. Rothman can quickly determine whether EB5 is right for you, and then expertly guide you safely and successfully to your permanent Green Card and the return of your investment capital.




For over 23 years, Richard was a leader in the U.S. Diplomatic Service. He is a recognized India expert, having served as U.S. Commercial Consul and Trade Commissioner with the American Consulate in Mumbai for over ten years, from 2000 to 2005, and from 2008 to 2013.

Richard also served as Commercial Consul in Milan, Italy and as Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Richard began his career on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. He went on to manage a manufacturing business for Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 company.

After achieving high marks in the State Department’s Foreign Service Exam, Richard was recruited by the elite U.S. Commercial Service, a branch of the U.S. Diplomatic Service.


Richard has taught marketing and strategy at the graduate level at the Graham School of Management in Milan, Italy and the Indonesian Institute of Management in Jakarta.

Richard has also served as a Facilitator for Harvard Business School’s corporate training unit in South Asia and the Middle East.


Richard has authored 'Master Opportunity and Make it Big', a bestselling business book which provides the astonishing stories and lessons learned by 18 Indians who mastered opportunities to go from rags to riches.

Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has praised it as, “the ultimate guidebook for Indians aspiring to business and career success.”

Richard is currently writing his next bestseller under worldwide contract with Penguin.


After completing 23 years as an American Diplomat, Richard settled permanently in Mumbai, where he launched OpenMind Opportunity Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

OpenMind is the world’s first and only opportunity consultancy.

OpenMind’s clients have included dozens of Indian corporates from many sectors, including Zee Entertainment, Onida, Aptech, Metro Shoes, Essel Propack, DSP Blackrock and K. Raheja Corp.


Over the years, Richard has counseled hundreds of people on the EB5 Visa program.

USettle is Richard’s brainchild. He saw a need to create an EB5 consultancy that would connect Indians aspiring to a Green Card with only the safest EB5 projects, promoted by the finest Regional Centers and EB5 project developers.

Richard personally conducts extensive due diligence to ensure that every one of his clients easily and safely navigates the EB5 process.