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What are the Basic Key Requirements for an EB-5 Project?

1. Minimum Capital Requirements:
  • $500,000 investment in a new business: 95% of EB-5 applicants invest through the Regional Center Program at the $500,000 level
  • $1 million option available for EB-5 direct option (~5% of market):
  • Minimum investment amounts have not changed since 1990. The minimum investment amount could change in the future.
  • U.S. Green card program currently requires a minimum investment that is less than other countries with similar programs.
2. New U.S. Jobs Requirements:
  • Create or preserve at least ten (10) full-time jobs for American workers
3. “At Risk” Investment:
  • Investment must be “At Risk” (i.e. fully invested in the project, fund or new company) for the duration of the investor’s conditional residency period
  • Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return on or of principal nor possess any redemption rights
4. Legally Sourced Investment:

Acceptable options include (but are not limited to):

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