Does the petitioner count toward the job-creation requirement? - EB5Investors.com

Does the petitioner count toward the job-creation requirement?

If an EB-5 petitioner decides to make a direct investment and open up his own business, does he count toward the 10 employees required by EB-5?

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Daniel A Zeft

Daniel A Zeft

Immigration Attorneys
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No. The employees must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or others with U.S. employment authorization as provided in the applicable regulations.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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The investor and his/her immediate family members do not count toward the job-creation requirement.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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No, the petitioner and his family do not count toward the requirement of 10 full-time employees. Generally, it is U.S. citizens and permanent residents only, and a few other classes of U.S. worker.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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Unfortunately no, the investor does not count toward the 10 jobs created.

Barbara Suri

Barbara Suri

Immigration Attorneys
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It is my opinion that he would count if he is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Phuong Le

Phuong Le

Immigration Attorneys
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A direct EB-5 investor can work for his own direct EB-5 business, but will not count toward the 10-jobs requirement.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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No, he doesn&#39t count.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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No.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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No.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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No, the EB-5 petitioner does not count toward the requirement that ten jobs be created for U.S. workers.

Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
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Unfortunately not! He needs to create 10 full-time positions and employ people who are authorized to work in the United States, such as U.S. citizens, green card holders, etc.

Mark AM Catam, Esq

Mark AM Catam, Esq

Immigration Attorneys
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No, the petitioner does not count.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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Neither the EB-5 petitioner nor his spouse/child(ren) count toward the minimum required job creation in a direct EB-5 case.

Blake Harrison

Blake Harrison

Immigration Attorneys
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Unfortunately, the petitioner cannot be counted toward the 10-job creation requirement.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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Nope, nor does any family member.

Mitch Wexler

Mitch Wexler

Immigration Attorneys
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No, and neither does immediate family.

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