- 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
Must the entire amount be invested at the time of applying for an EB-5 visa?
Can EB-5 Investments Be Made in Installments?
Yes, it can be made in installments. According to EB-5 rules, the EB-5 investor must show that the EB-5 investment has been made or is actively in the process of being invested.
The entire amount of the EB-5 investment does not need to be invested at the time of filing the I-526 petition. But the investor must prove availability of the funds and their actual irrevocable commitment to fund the required capital amount. A mere intention to invest or plans for a future investment where there is no present commitment of the funds will not qualify.
For example, one may make a partial capital contribution $400,000 (plus fees) when filing their I-526 petition and sign a contract to commit to fund the additional $400,000 within up to 12 months. Investing in installments is allowable so long as the investment is completed prior to the USCIS review of the I-526 petition to avoid an Request for Evidence or a I-526 petition denial.