Frequently Asked Questions about EB-5

Q: Can several EB-5 applicants invest in one enterprise at the same time?

A: Yes, but the amount of investment and the job opportunities created are equally distributed to each investor and still meet the requirements of USCIS.

Q:In addition to the investment funds, attorney fees, filing fee , what other expenses should be paid?

A: In the case of a regional center project, project management fees are usually paid.

Q:What is a “conditional” green card?

A:A conditional green card is a temporary green card valid for two years. An EB-5 investor first receives a conditional card before he or she is able to receive a green card without conditions. When the investor successfully applies for I-829, the investor and his immediate family members are given permanent green cards.

Q:How do I show that the sources of funds were lawful?

A:For more information, please see document list.。1) Source of funds is legitimate. There are relevant proof materials 2) When investing funds, please provide clear records, accounts. 3) The funds invested are actually used in the operation of the company to create employment.

Q: Do  10 jobs need to be created before I-526 application?

A: No, USCIS requires 10 jobs to be created within 2 years of the approval of I-526. In the process of I-829,investors should submit employee payrolls and tax returns to prove their actual employment.

Q: How to understand “creating” 10 jobs?

A: Ten jobs must be created through investments by investors. For example, you invested in a company, which had 8 employees. After Mr. Zhang invested, to make Mr. Zhang meet the criteria of creating 10 jobs, the company needs to increase 10 employees to 18 employees.

Q:Creating” 10 jobs must be full-time?

A:Yes.Full-time employment entails employment of a qualifying employee in a position that requires a minimum of 35 hours per week. Job-sharing arrangements exist where two or more qualifying employees share a full-time position that amounts to a minimum of 35 collective hours per week.For example, the company you invest in employs three part-time employees for the same job, A 15 hours a week, B, C 10 hours a week.This job is a qualified full-time job opportunity. In fact, A, B, C share a full-time job.