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What is the minimum age for a minor to file an EB-5 petition?

What is the age of the youngest EB-5 principal applicant that you know of? As an Indian national, I want my 12-year-old son to get a green card through the EB-5 program, but I do not want him to age out.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    We have filed for 12- and 13-year-olds, but only recently. We do have approvals for 14- and 15-year-olds. The documents must be done correctly to show the subscription agreement is binding.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    I have done cases for minor applicants as young as 16. But if you file for him now, he will be much older when his quota number is approved.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    That depends on the state law for entering into contracts. If a state lets a minor enter into a contract with parental consent, it may be OK.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    No minimum age, but the age of 14 is the age allows a minor to sign for themselves; the older the minor is, the stronger the case.

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