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How can my son apply for EB-5 while studying in the U.S.?

My son is currently attending graduate school in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa. His bachelor’s degree was also attained from a U.S. college. Can he apply for EB-5 while studying in the U.S.? My wife and I will gift him the investment capital.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    While studying in the U.S. under an F-1 status, your son can file an EB-5 petition.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    I'd want to do a full consultation, but F to EB-5 is very common. He would need to plan for maintaining F status for several years while waiting for the I-526 petition to be approved, but if he can do that, he can apply for adjustment of status (pending availability of immigrant visas).

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, he can apply, but needs to hurry because the minimum investment increases to $900,000 on Nov. 21, 2019.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is possible for your son to pursue EB-5 immigrant investor processing while maintaining and F-1 status and studying in the U.S.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, he can file an investor petition while in the U.S. and should do so prior to Nov. 21 as soon as possible.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    Absolutely your son can apply for EB-5 while on an F-1. However, time is very limited. On Nov. 21 the investment amount goes up to $900,000. I recommend you take action immediately.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, that is a very common scenario.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, he can file. Also, you should consider filing as soon as possible, because the required investment amounts will substantially go up beginning Nov. 21.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    Yes. This is the most common EB-5 application type we process. There is no issue in applying for an immigrant intent visa, such as EB-5, while being in the U.S. on a non-immigrant intent visa, such as the F-1 student visa. The reverse could be a little problematic, though not impossible. I encourage you to read the article I wrote on this topic, for the EB5 Investors Magazine that was published this summer titled, "Why international students in U.S. colleges should consider EB-5".

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    Robin J Gray

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, he is able to to apply for EB-5 while he is on an F-1 student visa. However, depending on his country of origin, his visa may expire prior to the approval of the EB-5 visa. You may want to consult with an EB-5 attorney to discuss all of the requirements for an EB-5 application.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, he can.

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