Frequently Asked Questions
EB-5 Visa is an immigrant investor program allowing foreign investors to obtain a Green Card by making a qualifying investment in a job-creating enterprise in the United States of America.
The money you need for an EB-5 Visa is $800,000 if the investment is made in a targeted employment area (TEA), or $1,050,000 for non-TEA projects.
EB-5 is an official investment program, making it safe to invest in. However, inherent risks exist, including the potential for poor management or fraud. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise due diligence and work with an experienced team to mitigate risks and make informed investment decisions.
The acceptance rate for EB-5, specifically for I-526 petitions (the initial application), typically falls within the range of 75% to above 80%. It's important to note that acceptance rates can vary based on factors such as the success of the investment project and adherence to program requirements.
EB-5 visa is an immigrant visa classification, and successful applicants are eligible to obtain a Green Card, providing them and their families with permanent residency in the United States.
An EB-5 visa application may face rejection if it fails to meet the eligibility criteria or if the submitted documentation is incomplete, inaccurate or suspicious. However, when the application is meticulously prepared and meets all requirements, there should be no basis for rejection.
The timeline for obtaining a Green Card through the EB-5 investment program, from the initial application (Form I-526) to the issuance of the Green Card (Form I-829), typically ranges from 1 to 3 years.
You may utilize loans to finance your EB-5 investment which is one of the common ways to meet the minimum EB-5 investment amount.
The total number of EB-5 visas issued annually is subject to a cap. Currently, there are 10,000 visas available with 3,000 reserved specifically for projects located in Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs).