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In a redeployment scenario, do investors have to meet the new investment requirements of EB-5?

I am an EB-5 investor from mainland China. My I-526 has been approved and I am waiting for my priority date to become current. It has been four years since I invested and I will have to deal with the redeployment situation soon. To redeploy my original investment to a new project, do I have to invest more to meet the new investment threshold, which is $900,000 for a project located in TEA? Can I simply redeploy the original $500,000 to a new TEA project and keep my priority date?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The major determinant of how you can successfully deploy depends on your subscription agreement. Thus, talk to the regional center you are working with and your attorney.

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    Daniel B Lundy

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You do not need to invest additional funds. Your funds must stay in the new commercial enterprise into which you originally invested, but that company may invest the funds into a different project after the funds were fully deployed to and used in the first project, and the jobs were created. If the money comes back to you, even temporarily, there is a risk your I-829 will be denied.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You will need to redeploy an additional $400,000.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not have to invest more but you do need to redeploy the initial amount until you land with a green card.

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