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How can I make my EB-5 investment in an existing company?

is there an EB-5 path that does not involve a real estate transaction? I am investing in an existing company to create 10 jobs via a new store or location. How can I do this?

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    F Oliver Yang

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, there is no requirement that it has to involve real estate. What you describe is a direct EB-5 model. You should discuss the details with an experienced EB-5 attorney.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes. EB-5 is for any kind of business.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    EB-5 can be used for just about any business that can create 10 jobs. We have done everything from yoga studios to restaurants, charter schools, stadiums, infrastructure, you name it. Just completely depends on your job creation.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are on the right path. It would be about expansion or changes to the existing business to CREATE ten NEW jobs (sorry for using caps for emphasis!).

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    There are a few things to consider with this scenario but it is generally doable. You will need to work with an attorney with experience in direct EB-5.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is best to set up a new commercial enterprise because investing in an existing business has complex rules which make it very difficult to achieve success. The cleanest way is to start a new business, hire the 10 U.S. workers and invest the requisite amount, presently either $500.000 or $1m.