EB-5 investors, regardless of whether they associate with a regional center, must meet the following requirements. First, investors must meet the minimum investment amount of $1.8 million for a business located in a non-TEA, or $900,000 for a business in a TEA. Second, investors must prove the sources of their investment funds is lawful. Third, investors must show that the investment will contribute to the U.S. economy by creating at least 10 full-time jobs. Fourth, the investment must be sufficiently “at risk”,” as that standard is defined by USCIS. Fifth, investors may not receive a return of capital until the completion of two years of conditional permanent residency.