KEY EB-5 REQUIREMENTS

There are 5 key requirements that must be satisfied for an investor to successfully participate in the EB-5 investor visa program:

EB-5 Investor Responsibility

Minimum Capital Requirement $500,000 upfront investment in a new commercial enterprise
BACKGROUND CHECK This includes proof that the investor (and, if applicable, their spouse and any unmarried children
under the age of 21) is not a convicted criminal, has no history of financial fraud and has not
previously violated U.S. immigration laws
LEGALLY SOURCED INVESTMENT The investor can clearly document that the funds required to fund the investment and the administration fee come from a lawful source. Acceptable options include:

  • Salary
  • Gifts of money from select family members
  • Profits made from sale real estate or other assets
  • Loans, properly collateralized

LCR Responsibility

NEW U.S. JOBS REQUIREMENT Use the investor’s EB-5 investment funds to create or preserve at least ten full-time jobs for American workers.
”AT RISK” INVESTMENT The investment must be “at risk” (i.e. fully invested in the project) throughout the adjudication of the investor’s I-829 petition

Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return, on or of, capital nor
possess any redemption rights on invested capital

LCR WILL NOT ACCEPT AN EB-5 INVESTOR THAT DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS ABOVE