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Who can apply for the EB-5 program?

I am a 68 year old retired doctor from the United Kingdom. My wife and I are considering obtaining U.S. permanent residency, with the goal of eventually getting our citizenship, and we have heard of the EB-5 program as a possible option. We are wondering if there is an age limit for EB-5 eligibility, and if my retirement would disqualify me from applying? Who is allowed to apply for the EB-5 program?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is no age limit, as long as you have the legal capacity to execute legal documents and contracts specifically. You should be eligible to apply.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will be able to apply for permanent residency on the basis of the the EB-5 program. The best advice is to retain a U.S. EB-5 immigration attorney who will be able to assist you.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    EB-5 is an excellent way for you and your wife to obtain permanent residency and ultimately citizenship in the United States. There is no age limit for EB-5.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no age limit, but you need to show the lawful source of personal investment funds and, in many cases, your net worth or assets. Retaining EB-5 immigration counsel will help you review potential EB-5 projects for immigration compliance and prepare the authentication of the source of investment funds and USCIS petition.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    Age makes no difference. Retirement has no effect, certain investment projects require that you satisfy the definition under SEC rules that you be an "accredited investor." You should begin to investigate different projects, then find an attorney to assist you in investigating the ones you have an interest in.

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    Robert Lee

    Immigration Attorney
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    Age and retirement will not restrict your eligibility. You just need to satisfy the petition requirements.

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    Robert Cornish

    Securities Attorney
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    I am not aware of any age limitation on EB-5, and in fact, many people from overseas are using the program as part of their retirement plan. I do not know how all of this affects your eligibility for U.S. health and pension benefits. What this means is that you should not only get U.S. immigration AND securities counsel to handle EB-5 matters, but you should also speak with someone about estate planning, tax planning, and non-EB-5 investment management and transition as well.

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    Sufen Hilf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should be allowed to invest in a business or in a project with a regional center to obtain permanent residency status. There is no age limit. Your retirement funds should be considered as "legal sources" of investment funds if you can document them.

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    Alice H Sun

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your retirement shall not affect your eligibility to participate in an EB-5 program if your lawful source of funds can be established according to the U.S. immigration laws.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    No age limit; you are eligible to apply.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    No age limit, especially if you are investing in a regional center and will just be a limited partner rather than having to actively develop and direct your own business.

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