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.Continue reading “What do the new EB5 regulations mean after Nov 21 2019”
For long time followers of the EB-5 program, this is getting a bit tired. For the past 4 years, the US congress has been just extending the EB-5 regional center pilot program for a short span of 6 months on average, setting up yet another episode of, will they, won’t they extend the program. Continue reading “Will EB-5 program expire on September 30 2019?”
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”
As I mentioned in my post on Medium, EB5 projects will have to take in new investments at $1.8 million USD after Nov 21. So if a project hasn’t fully been subscribed by then, they might be unable to complete the project because of shortage of funds.
Invest $900,000 USD in a TEA Approved Rural area project
Continue reading “Are you ready to invest? Why Wait!”
As I have predicted in my previous post, the new rules are here. Today on July 24 2019, USCIS has published their new investment amounts for EB5 & new TEA guidelines. The amounts have gone upto $900,000 for TEA & $1.8 Million dollars for non-TEA. These are effective November 21 2019. Continue reading “New EB5 investment amounts – $900K & $1.8 Million finalized”
USCIS will publish it’s Final Rule the next 1-2 weeks in the Federal Register finalizing the new investment amount limits for EB5 and other new regulations to the program. The rule RIN: 1615-AC07 which completed OMB Review on June 27 2019 is being touted as a modernization of the EB5 program. Continue reading “EB-5 Investment about to go up close to $1 Million or more”
There has been an avalanche of data released by the USCIS & IIUSA in the past two months, particularly at the 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB5 Industry Forum held in Chicago on Oct 29 & 30 2018. Continue reading “EB5 Info & Updates for Nov 2018”
- Promises of a visa or becoming a lawful permanent resident. Investing through the EB-5 program makes you eligible to apply for an EB-5 visa, but there is no guarantee that USCIS will grant you a conditional visa. Guarantees of the receipt or timing of a visa or green card are warning signs of fraud.
The EB-5 Visa investment program has been around since 1990. For the first 24 years, it wasn’t widely popular. For the first time, in 2014, the full quota of 10,000 EB-5 visas per year were fully utilized. Continue reading “222% increase in Indian EB-5 Petitions received by NVC at the end of Mar 2018”