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How can I pay my EB-5 investment in installments?

I am currently on an H-1B and would like to invest in EB-5. My average yearly income exceeds $600,000. How can I invest in a project/direct investment in installments like 200,000, 100,000 until it reaches 900,000 total?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    While the EB-5 regulations allow for the investor to be in the process of investing, the reality is that all of the invested capital must be committed and at risk at the time the I-526 petition is filed; the petition must be approvable when filed.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, there is a way to make this work with a direct investment. The investment time frame is limited, however. Please consult with an attorney experienced in direct EB-5''s.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is very tricky to invest in installments. If the funds are available and have been identified, and you are waiting for clearance, then they may allow it but since the funds are not guaranteed to be available, they may reject it too. Denial rates this last quarter were 37% so be careful. Make sure that if the petition is rejected that you will get all your money back so that you can refile when you are able to make the full investment.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Is this a private project or a regional center project? You can invest as you wish but can''t file for EB-5 until full amount is invested.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You could find an investment and do just that, or you can save the money and invest the full amount once you have enough savings.

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    Jan Pederson

    Immigration Attorney
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    You cannot file the I-526 until the required amount is invested in the regional center. Several cases have upheld denial of the I-526 when a portion of the investment was paid after the I-526 was filed.