EB-5 Investment limits

$900,000 (TEA – Rural area Projects)

$1.8 Million (Non-TEA / Urban area projects)

Welcome to the Phase 2 of the EB-5 program which include new investment limits and new TEA area criteria set by DHS. The rules have been made more tighter for which projects to qualify for the $900,000 investment limit. Earlier, projects were getting TEA certifications approved at the State level, but now DHS has amended the rule to enforce TEA certification can only be provided at the federal level by a DHS agency. This has put a lot of projects in limbo as they need to be re-certified and a lot of them will fail the TEA conditions, so these projects will lose their TEA status, which means investors will now have to invest $1.8 Million in these projects. Continue reading “EB-5 Investment limits”

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What do the new EB5 regulations mean after Nov 21 2019

Most people interested in EB5, know by now that the Investment amounts have gone up from $500,000 for a TEA project to $900,000 ($1 million to $1.8 Million for non TEA). Another major rule change that hasn’t quite gotten the same coverage is the new rules requiring DHS to assign the TEA regions, as opposed to the current method of allowing states the benefit to define TEAs.

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Success rates of EB-5 Visas

What is the success rate of an EB-5 visa to the USA? Are the projects safe enough to invest in?

USCIS hasn’t shared the success rate of EB-5 Visas in a while. But based on past data from USCIS, the success rate of approval of I-526 petitions (The 1st step of the EB-5 process where in the investor gets a conditional green card after 526 approval) is around 80%. After 22 months of receiving the conditional Green card, the EB-5 petitioner can apply for an I-829 (permanent green card). The success rate of this was around 95% in the past. Continue reading “Success rates of EB-5 Visas”

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