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How many other EB-5 investors will be in a regional center project?

How many other EB-5 investors will be in a regional center project with me? Is there a minimum or maximum number of investors? Does the amount of investors affect how quickly the EB-5 process will go for me?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no regulation that determines minimum or maximum pools of investors for EB-5 purposes. We have seen projects with as little as two investors and some with well over 100! It will all depend on the project you choose, which should be chosen based on your independent business research.

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    James Yang

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is not clear evidence that the size of a EB-5 project or the number of EB-5 investors in a project affect the speed of EB-5 adjudications. However, investors should carefully read the offering materials to understand a project before making the investment decision.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no minimum or maximum number of investors. The number of investors in a regional center project depends on the size and cost of the project. The number of investors worldwide in ALL projects affects how fast the process will go for you. The system is not only a first filed, first adjudicated process, but there are also only 10,000 such visas awarded each fiscal year.

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    Richard A Gump, Jr

    Immigration Attorney
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    The number of investors in a particular project depends completely on the size, nature and financial requirements of the project. Each project has its own number of investors. The regional center's materials should clearly outline the number of investors it is seeking, the number of investors currently participating, the number of petitions filed, approved, etc. Your positioning can affect your EB-5 petition. For example, if you invest in a project with 10 investors and you are the 10th, then your petition will be filed after the other petitions. And the same applies for the removal of conditions application.

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    Charles H Kuck

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It all depends on how much money the developer wants to raise. There is no cap.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the size of the project. Some regional centers do very big projects with thousands of investors and some do small projects with only a few dozens. Since each investor's investment must create 10+ full-time, permanent jobs, bigger projects may have a harder time meeting the jobs requirement if the project does not meet the initial, optimistic projections. Thus, you must determine for yourself what kind of project and the risks are right for you. It is very important to do your own due diligence, perhaps with your financial adviser, instead of just listening to the marketing information from the regional center.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    This varies project by project - there is no designated number, but you need to read the PPM carefully, as it discloses this info.

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    Abhinav Lohia

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no minimum or maximum limit to the number of investors in a project. However, prior to applying for an EB-5 visa and funding a project, you would know the number of investors subscribing to the project. Your application will be processed based on the priority date, i.e. the day it was filed. It is hard to say if the number of investors in a project affects the processing time.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    The total number of investors per project depends on the size and amount of capital needed. There is no such thing as a fixed minimum or maximum number of investors. Also, the number of investors per project has no effect on how quickly the EB-5 petition is processed. For all these questions and more like them, consult an EB-5 attorney for further clarification.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    The number of investors in a certain project varies from project to project. The number of investors should not necessarily impact your ability to move forward.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The statute does not mention any minimum or maximum, it just depends on the project. I do not believe that the amount of investors in a certain project affects the speed of approval.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no set minimum number or specific number for an EB-5 regional center project. It depends upon the amount raised and thus you could have any possible number of EB-5 investors.

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