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Who can get a green card with the main EB-5 investor?

I would like to know what relatives are eligible to get green cards with the main EB-5 investor? Does the application cost go up with more family members?

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    Richard A Gump, Jr

    Immigration Attorney
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    The spouse as well as the minor (under 21) and unmarried children of the EB-5 investor may receive green cards along with the investor. The filing fee for the EB-5 petition remains unchanged as to the number of dependents accompanying the investor. Each individual who will be applying for a green card will have filing fees for the process. Thus, the more dependents, the higher the filing fees.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    Immediate family members, such as the spouse, and children under 21 years old, qualify for green card benefits along with the main EB-5 investor. The principal/main investor pays one fee to qualify for the investment, but the investor and each qualified derivative MUST pay for an application for the actual green card.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    All immediate family members (children and spouse) of the main/primary applicant are eligible. As for the children, each child must not be older than 21 years. Just ensure that those family members are listed on the application when applying for the green card. The application will not go up, but each family member must pay the consular fee to obtain the visa.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Spouses and minor children (under 21 years of age) can be included with the primary applicant. There will be filing fees associated with each family member when applying for the conditional permanent residency (either at the consulate/embassy or through USCIS), but there is no increased investment requirement or additional fees for the I-526 petition.

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    Abhinav Lohia

    Immigration Attorney
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    The EB-5 investor and qualifying dependents are eligible for green cards. Qualifying dependents include the spouse and children below the age of 21. The I-526 fee remains the same; however you will have to pay the consulate fee for every applicant post-approval of your I-526 in order to appear for your interview and get your green card.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The spouse of the investor and all unmarried children under 21 are eligible. The application price is the same despite the number.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
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    The investor, the investor's spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 will be included in the I-526 (EB-5) petition.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    A principal EB-5 investor may include his or her spouse and unmarried child or children under age 21 in his or her I-526 petition. No other relatives are eligible to be included. Upon approval of the I-526 petition, each person will apply for his or her own immigrant visa and each pay a visa fee when consular processing for an immigrant visa (if living abroad), or they will each file their own I-485 adjustment of status application and pay the applicable fee if eligible to adjust status in the United States from another lawful immigration status.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    As in any employment-based immigration, the EB-5 investor may obtain the same benefits with the spouse, and any unmarried children under 21 years of age. There is no limitation on the number of people or additional cost for them other than the immigrant visa application (DS-260) fee, which is paid per person. The I-526 petition fee to USCIS is just one for the investor.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    In addition to the primary applicant, the spouse and minor children (under 21) can get green cards. There is no additional cost for dependents to file the I-526, but the consular processing or adjustment of status applications are per applicant fees.

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    Robert Lee

    Immigration Attorney
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    Spouses and children under 21. The fees are per applicant and are for adjustment of status or consular processing.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    The spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old can immigrate with the investor. The costs do arise at the DS-260 stage if more dependents need to file the DS-260 application.

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    Xiaosheng Huang

    Immigration Attorney
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    The spouse and children under 21 years old can obtain the green card with the principal applicant. No matter how many kids you have, the principal applicant pays the same filing fee to USCIS.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    The main investor, spouse and children can qualify as derivatives. There are application fees for each.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    The investor, investor's spouse and investor's minor children. This can be accomplished with one EB-5 investment.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Along with the EB-5 investor, his/her immediate family members (i.e., spouse, kids under 21 years of age) may be included as "derivative beneficiaries" and be included in the green card processing. The only additional cost to the investor should be in the government filing fees for the family members.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The spouse and minor unmarried children under 21 are eligible. Children can be included, but because of the Chinese waiting line, some will age out as the law only gives partial protection allowing children to deduct the time the petition was pending (usually about one year) from their actual age.

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