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The United States EB-5 visaemployment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents — informally known as “green card” holders — by investing at least $1,000,000 to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers.” Most immigrant investors who use the EB-5 program invest in a targeted employment area (TEA) — a rural area or area with high unemployment — which lowers the investment threshold to $500,000. The EB-5 program is intended to encourage both “foreign investments and economic growth”.[ The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program is one of five employment-based (EB) preference programs in the United States.

What Happens If There’s an I-526 Denial?

I-526 Approvals for EB5

The EB5 immigration visa is popular among foreign nationals looking to relocate to the United States. But, stringent regulations and recent changes in the EB 5 program have increased the plight of many investors leading to I-526 denials. The I-526 petition (filed by the immigration attorneys) demonstrates that the investor has filed, and is in the process or has already invested the required amount of lawful capital in an acceptable EB-5 project. While most denials are due to insufficient evidence Read More


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Visits Houston EB5’s newest EB5 project, The Allen

EB 5 project requirements

Mayor, Developers and Houston EB5 talk Local Job Creation, Investment, and Community. On August 21, 2019 Roberto Contreras, CEO of DC Partners and Houston EB5 and Moez Mangalji, CEO of Westmont Hospitality Group welcomed Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City of Houston Chief Development Officer Andy Icken to The Allen to discuss the economic and community impact of the $500M-plus development along Allen Parkway. The Allen is being developed by DC Partners, with investment from Tianqing Real Estate Development and Read More


HOUSTON EB5 TO PARTNER WITH MCALLEN EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER FOR ENHANCED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

EB 5 project requirements

On September 11, Houston EB5 announced a unique collaboration with McAllen EB-5 Regional Center, in which the McAllen’s EB-5 Regional Center and Houston EB5 will co-market the EB-5 program to potential foreign investors in the South Texas market.  “This partnership is a win-win-win for not only McAllen and Houston, but also, the United States as we will all reap the benefit of foreign investor connections that will continue to grow and shape our economies,” said McAllen’s EB-5 Regional Center President Read More


EB 5 Program Raises U.S. Immigrant Investor Requirement to $900,000 in Q4

EB 5 project requirements

Come end of the year, and the popular EB 5 immigrant investor visa program will almost get doubly expensive. From November 21st, 2019, foreign investors looking to gain permanent residency will need to shell out a minimum of $900,000 to qualify for the EB 5 visa. This is almost a 100 percent increase from $500,000, which was set earlier by the government in the 1990s. The USCIS welcomes this much-awaited reform. But, EB 5 immigrant visa aspirants will now have Read More