- Who is eligible to receive immigration benefits from my EB-5 investment?
- How does EB-5 work when investing through a Regional Center?
- What is EB-5?
- What are the protections and guarantees in Behring Regional Center EB-5 projects?
- Can I travel outside the US for extended periods after I get my green card?
- Can I include my family members on my EB-5 visa petition?
- When can I apply for US citizenship?
- Is EB-5 a passive investment?
- How long must I remain in the U.S. each year?
- What is a reentry permit?
- Can adopted children immigrate with me on EB-5?
- What is a New 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 EB-5 Investment Requirements?
- Can I apply if I've been rejected or terminated in the past by USCIS for a different visa application?
- May two or more investors qualify for immigration based upon a pooled investment in a single business?
- What is the I-526 Petition?
- What is the USCIS background check?
- What Can Disqualify an Investor from Participating in the EB-5 Program?
- What is an I-829 Petition?
- What is a I-485 Petition
- Accredited Investor
- Partial Payments
- Source of Funds
- Can I use a loan for EB-5?
- What documents need to be translated when filing the I-526 petition?
- Can I Use a Gift for EB-5?
- Can I Use 401(k) funds for EB-5 investment?
- I don't have $800K in cash. What are my options?
- What is the Source of Funds Report?
- 5 Things EB-5 Investors Can Do Preparing for Their Source of Funds Report
- Regional Center
- Targeted Employment Area
- Job Creation
- EB-2 / EB-3
Can I include my family members on my EB-5 visa petition?
EB-5 investors, their spouses, and all their unmarried children under 21 may be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence (i.e. a green card) once all requirements have been successfully met and approved by the USCIS.
EB-5 investors may include their immediate family members in their EB-5 petition through one investment. Non-immediate family members or adult and/or married children require a separate EB-5 investment and application.
A lawful permanent resident, i.e. a green card holder, can file a family-based petition for unmarried children of any age. The EB-5 investor must become a US citizen to file a family-based petition for their parents. US citizens can petition for married or unmarried children of any age. Wait times vary.
Often, the parents’ goal is to enable their child to immigrate to the US, and thus, gift funds for the EB-5 investment and have the child as the primary applicant.
Read more about the role of the EB-5 Regional Center.