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At what point in time do I need to move my EB-5 funds to the United States?

At what exact point in time do I need to move my full $500,000 of funds to the United States for the EB-5 visa? At the time of applying for the I-526 or before? After or at the time of approval of my I-526? Before or after my arrival in the United States?

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends. If you invest into a regional center project, very likely you will be required to invest the full amount before the I-526 petition can be filed. If you invest into a direct EB-5 project, there might be other flexible investment schedules.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    You would want to move your funds into an escrow account prior to the filing of your I-526. This will be enough to show you are in the process of investing.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will need to provide documentary evidence the investment amount has been transferred to the new commercial enterprise or escrow account at the time you file the I-526 petition with USCIS.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, you should move the fund into the United States at the time of filing the I-526.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to move the full $500,000 to the United States in order to make the investment before you file the I-526 petition. The terms and conditions would depend upon the particular project and particular regional center through which you invest.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 funds must be invested in and committed to the U.S. new commercial enterprise prior to filing the I-526 immigrant petition. This would occur prior to your entering the United States as a conditional lawful permanent resident. The I-526 petition is the initial petition to classify you as an alien entrepreneur (immigrant investor).

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should complete the investment before you file the I-526 petition.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to have evidence that the money has been received by the new commercial enterprise or escrow before you file the initial I-526 petition.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Ideally, funds should be "invested" before filing the I-526 petition. Please consult with an immigration attorney regarding your specific timelines and the EB-5 project or regional center's investment procedures.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your funds must be invested before you file your I-526.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    The funds have to be in the United States invested before you submit the I-526 petition.

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