A Olusanjo OmoniyiImmigration Attorney
You would not be able to acquire the business through the I-526 that is currently pending and awaiting approval, which, by all means, appears to be an indirect investment. Further, it appears you are thinking of converting an indirect investment to a direct investment which is not likely to be possible. However, your wife may pursue EB-5 as the primary petitioner through the planned acquisition and designates you as the beneficiary. This effectively means your wife''s EB-5 petition will essentially be pursuing EB-5 through direct investment. Further, even under the direct investment scenario, you will not be able to enter the US to run the business unless the EB-5 petition is approved. Advisably, consult an attorney on your further options before you proceed further on the acquisition.