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?
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.
The investor and his/her immediate family members do not count toward the job-creation requirement.
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.
Unfortunately no, the investor does not count toward the 10 jobs created.
It is my opinion that he would count if he is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
A direct EB-5 investor can work for his own direct EB-5 business, but will not count toward the 10-jobs requirement.
No, he doesn't count.
No, the EB-5 petitioner does not count toward the requirement that ten jobs be created for U.S. workers.
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.
No, the petitioner does not count.
Neither the EB-5 petitioner nor his spouse/child(ren) count toward the minimum required job creation in a direct EB-5 case.
Unfortunately, the petitioner cannot be counted toward the 10-job creation requirement.
Nope, nor does any family member.
No, and neither does immediate family.
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