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When can an EB-5 dependent travel to the US after consular processing approval?

I am the principal applicant under EB-5 and likely to get visa through consular processing soon. Can my son, aged 20 years, 11 months immediately travel to United States alone, after getting the immigration visa? Or does he have to travel along with me for the first time (as he is derivative)? If he can not travel alone in above case, can he travel alone, after he is above 21 years(on first visit on immigrant visa)? Once I travel to the US, after getting my immigration visa, can I return back after 3 days (before getting a green card)?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It''s best to keep things simple. Fewer trips. His turning 21 shouldn''t matter if he is already approved.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You have to enter first - you can stay for only 3 days and provided his visa is valid, it does not matter if he is over 21 at the time of entry.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to enter first and then if you are returning for an extended time, you should apply for a Reentry Permit to be careful not to abandon the green card.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    The principal beneficiary must be admitted first.

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    F Oliver Yang

    Immigration Attorney
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    For the first entry, the EB-5 principal must travel first, or the whole family can travel together.