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When do EB-5 investors need to file Form I-864?

While sending civil documents to NVC for processing for my EB-5 immigrant visa case, am I required to send/file Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for myself or my dependents? Is it required for EB-5 petitioners?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Form I-864 is not required for an EB-5 petition.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    I-864 is not needed for EB-5 processing.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    For my employment-based derivatives, I include the Form I-134 in the application package.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    The instructions in the form state who is supposed to file an I-864. If you have invested in a regional center, you do not need to file an I-864 for your family who intends to immigrate with you.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    No. I-864 is not required.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    I-864 is not required for EB-5 cases.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    This is not required for EB-5 petitioners.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    EB-5 investors and derivatives are exempt from I-864 requirement.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The only time an employment-based preference immigrant needs to have an I-864 is in cases when a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or U.S. national relative filed the immigrant visa petition or such relative has a significant ownership interest (five percent or more) in the entity that filed the petition. Since in EB-5 it is the investor that files the petition, I do not see the I-864 being required in any EB-5 case.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, that form is not needed for EB-5 investors.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    EB-5 investors do not need to file an Affidavit of Support for themselves. Given the fact that this is not a family based sponsorship, your EB-5 investment in and of itself and the approval of the I-526 petition would be sufficient to show that you are not likely to be a public charge.

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