Can I make an EB-5 investment through a holding company? - EB5Investors.com

Can I make an EB-5 investment through a holding company?

I am the sole shareholder of an LLC holding company. If I invest in a new commercial enterprise with my personal money but through this LLC, is this acceptable for EB-5?

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Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
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Yes. You should be able to do this as long as the holding company you are the sole owner fully owns the NCE. This way you would be the ultimate owner of the NCE. Just make sure that the NCE is compliant.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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You may invest personal EB-5 funds into a holding company if it owns a wholly owned subsidiary or subsidiaries and your EB-5 capital will be used to create at least 10 full-time positions to qualify for EB-5. Please hire an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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May be possible as long as the holding company is the job-creating entity for EB-5 purposes.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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For direct (non-regional center) investments, NCE is the entity that receives the money and creates the jobs. Additional entities can be involved if it is 100% owned by the NCE. If you can do that, I think we could possibly make this work.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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This should work (not sure if it is best) but would need more details.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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Provided the holding company owns 100% of the subsidiary, this should be permissible.

Michael A Harris, Esq

Michael A Harris, Esq

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, if this is a direct EB-5 stand-alone filing, for you it would be permissible under USCIS policy as long as the holding company owns 100% of the subsidiary. More information will be needed otherwise to evaluate whether the project would meet the other EB-5 requirements.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, an EB-5 direct investment can be made through your own LLC holding company, provided that the direct investment is otherwise EB-5-compliant.

Barbara Suri

Barbara Suri

Immigration Attorneys
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The EB-5 investment requires personal funds to be put at-risk.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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You just set up a sub-parent relationship and it should be fine.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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That can be structured to work.

Phuong Le

Phuong Le

Immigration Attorneys
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This is a start but will need more info. Depends on when the LLC was formed, the nature of its business, and if you can create 10 full-time jobs. For example, if the holding company was formed to acquire/hold an asset such as real estate, probably not. However, if the holding company was formed to develop/manage a mixed-use development, then possibly. Again, depends on nature of your intended business.

Daniel B Lundy

Daniel B Lundy

Immigration Attorneys
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You can make an EB-5 investment through a holding company, provided you can source all the investment in the holding company and your money is used in one or more wholly owned subsidiaries of that company to create jobs.

Mitch Wexler

Mitch Wexler

Immigration Attorneys
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No. Must be a personal investment.

Blake Harrison

Blake Harrison

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, this is acceptable.

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