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When Should You Make Your EB-5 Investment?

By June 5, 2024June 6th, 2024EB-5 Visa
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The EB-5 visa program requires careful planning and timing, particularly when it comes to making your investment. One of the critical questions potential investors often ask is: When does the EB-5 investment need to be made? The answer is straightforward yet crucial to the success of your application.

Timing of the EB-5 Investment

Before you can file your I-526 petition, the investment must be fully committed. This means that whether you are investing through a regional center or directly into your own business, the funds must be transferred and invested in the appropriate entity before submitting your application.

Investment through Regional Centers

For those choosing the regional center route, the process involves transferring your investment funds to the regional center. This transfer must be completed prior to filing your I-526 petition. The regional center will typically provide the necessary documentation to confirm that the funds have been received and are ready to be utilized in the designated project.

Direct Investment in Your Own Business

If you opt for a direct investment, the process requires you to transfer the necessary funds into your business. These funds should not only be transferred but also partially spent, demonstrating that the business is operational and has made some initial expenditures. Additionally, you should have contractual commitments for the remaining funds, ensuring that the investment is fully accounted for.

In both scenarios, the critical point is that the investment must be in place and verifiable before the application process begins. This ensures compliance with the EB-5 program requirements and strengthens your petition.

By ensuring your investment is timely and properly documented, you increase the likelihood of a successful EB-5 visa application. Remember, early preparation and accurate documentation are key to navigating the complexities of immigration law.

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