For the last six plus years, Chinese investors made up around 80% of the total number of investors in the EB-5 Program. With expected wait times of more than 10-years, some Chinese EB-5 investors are looking for ways to withdraw their investment funds and abandon their pursuit of the EB-5 visa...Read More
[dropcap]Are[/dropcap] there limits on what types of businesses can qualify to be EB-5 projects? Nearly any type of lawful for-profit businesses can qualify to be EB-5 projects. As long as the business is structured properly, the type of business can be almost anything.
Here are a few examples of common types of businesses that may qualify to be EB-5 projects:
- Hotels or Resorts
- Apartment buildings
- Mixed-use commercial properties
- Healthcare facilities
What are the basic EB-5 project requirements? To fulfill the program requirements an investor must:
- Invest in a new commercial enterprise project. In certain cases, an investor can invest in a troubled business.
- This project must be at-risk. An investor cannot receive guarantees that they will get their money back.
- The amount an investor places in escrow depends on the location of the project. If the project is located in a targeted employment area, or rural area, they must invest $500,000, otherwise, they invest $1 million.
- The EB-5 investor must create or prove that 10 full-time jobs will be created for U.S. workers within the project.
These requirements must all be fulfilled at the time that the investor files his or her I-829 Petition to Remove Conditions. If an EB-5 investor’s I-829 petition is approved then they become eligible for unconditional lawful permanent residency in the U.S.
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