Julia RoussinovaImmigration Attorney
If you invest in a project within an approved Regional Center in a targeted employment area (rural area or high unemployment area) or in a troubled business, the minimum investment per investor is $500,000. You family consisting of immediate family members (spouse and children under age 21 at the time of filing of your I-526 petition) are included in the principal investor''s I-526 petition. They are not required to invest. If you have extended family members who wish to immigrate, then they must qualify independently for EB-5 program. They may not be included in your I-526 petition. If the investment is in a new commercial enterprise outside a targeted employment area, the minimum required investment is increased to $1,000,000 per investor. Investment must typically remain committed until your I-829 petition to remove conditions is approved. Investment characteristics and exit strategies of each project differ in each regional center. You should conduct your own due diligence or have your immigration attorney inquire before you decide to choose a particular regional center and project within a regional center.