- What are the protections and guarantees in the Berkeley Regional Center EB-5 projects?
- Can I travel outside the U.S. after I receive my permanent residency?
- How many family members can immigrate through EB-5 investment?
- Is approval of my application for U.S. Citizenship after 5 years guaranteed?
- Is EB-5 a passive investment?
- How Long Should an EB-5 Investor Remain in the United States Each Year?
- If an investor has EB-5 visa and conditional green card, does he/she need to stay in the US for a minimum number of days in the first 2 years in order to gain a permanent green card? How about his/her dependents?
- What is a reentry permit?
- Can Adopted Children immigrate with me on EB-5?
- Accredited Investor
- For EB-5, What is Considered a Commercial Enterprise?
- Are there any nationality restrictions for EB-5 applicants?
- USCIS requires EB-5 investments to be “At-Risk”, so how do your projects have guarantees?
- What are the Investment Requirements for EB-5?
- Can an Investor Apply if They Have Been Rejected or Terminated in the Past by USCIS for a Previous Visa?
- May two or more investors qualify for immigration based upon a pooled investment in a single business?
- What is the I-526 Petition?
- There is a background check required for EB-5 investment, what information is USCIS concerned with?
- What Can Disqualify an Investor from Participating in the EB-5 Program?
- What is an EB-5 I-526 Petition?
- What is an I-829 Petition?
- What is a I-485 Petition
- What are the various forms and petitions for EB-5 investments?
- Targeted Employment Area
Source of Funds
- Can a Loan Be Used to Supplement My EB-5 Capital Investment?
- Can I use a Bank Loan?
- What documents need to be translated when filing the I-526 petition?
- Can I Use a Gift as My Source of Funds?
- Who can gift me funds for my $500,000 investment?
- Can I Use 401(k) funds for EB-5 Investment?
- What is the Source of Funds report?
- 5 Things EB-5 Investors Can Do Preparing for Their Source of Funds Report
- Partial Payments
- Job Creation
- Regional Center
- EB-2 / EB-3
EB-5 has a 5 year duration, but if I get a green card through EB-2 before then can I get my investment back?
Unfortunately USCIS does not allow redemption provisions or the money is not viewed as “at-risk”. Regional centers are not allowed to offer redemptions in the middle of the project.
The very elements of investment “at risk” that have caused investors to be cautious of EB-5 have actually proven to be an advantage. The EB-5 program in the United States has avoided all of the vices that caused the halt of the Canadian program. The EB-5 program compels the investors to invest “new money” into mostly privately owned new commercial enterprises, the investment is placed at risk and the return of the funds or a portion of the funds cannot be guaranteed in any form.
The funds are invested into job-creating and economic development initiatives. This structure mitigates the government’s risks in underwriting the projects and conducting due diligence, leaving the project assessment and due diligence to the private sector.
Investment “at risk” and the actual capital commitment are legal safeguards to attract new foreign investment to the United States, allowing the EB-5 program to provide alternative financing to high-risk and low-return privately-owned projects that otherwise may not be funded.
To read more about what qualifies as an “At-risk” investment click here
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