- 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
What are the EB-5 Investment Requirements?
The EB-5 investor must show they have made the investment or are actively in the process of investing at the time they apply for the EB-5 visa.
The investment must be in the form of capital, which traditionally means cash for projects sponsored by an EB-5 Regional Center. See full definition here. The EB-5 investor must establish that they are the legal owner of the capital invested and document the lawful source of funds and the path of funds from their origin to the EB-5 project.
The investment must be subject to risk and made in a new commercial enterprise. This means that the EB-5 funds must be fully invested in the project up to the time the EB-5 investor has satisfied the 2-year conditional residency period, and the investment does not have a guaranteed return on or of the capital.
The EB-5 investment must lead to the creation of at least 10 full-time American jobs.