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What type of jobs count as indirect EB-5 jobs?

Our plan is to construct and open a hotel. If we become a regional center, what type of jobs can be counted as indirect jobs? Do construction jobs count as direct or indirect?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Direct jobs are actual full-time positions created by your business. Indirect jobs are created by other businesses that come into existence due to the economic growth of your business. Construction jobs count if they last in excess of two years.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    Construction jobs may count towards the 10 jobs required for EB-5. The calculation of jobs requires the review and analysis of an experienced economist specialized in EB-5.

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    Irina Rostova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, construction jobs count as indirect jobs. You will need to hire an economist, who will prepare an econometric report outlining the number of jobs that will be created by the construction of the hotel, based on the project spending.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you operate under a regional center you may count indirect jobs. Construction jobs would be counted as direct jobs depending upon their length.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    For direct projects, the jobs must last at least two years and be full-time 35 hours a week. When a regional center project can prove that the construction period will exceed 24 months, EB-5 investors can then claim indirect resulting from the construction phase activities and from qualified construction expenditures. USCIS may require claims of construction to be verified by means of requiring third-party validation of construction data and regional industry standards. Hotels can also claim operational jobs.

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