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What is the EB5 investment amount for an EB5 application from India?

The current EB5 investment amount is US$ 900,000. Additionally, there is a cost for attorney fees which would be US$ 15,000 for an I-526 petition which includes the paper-work for sources of funds.

What are the EB5 visa requirements?

Unlike other categories of visa which require an applicant to be proficient at English and further require passing of an examination, EB5 doesn’t require any such language-based certifications as a pre-requisite to application. Further, there is no prohibition on age. The only two prime requirements for an eb5 visa eligibility are:

  • Investment of US$ 900,000 in a US domiciled project (could be direct or via a regional center)
  • Complete documentation of sources of funds (hire any chartered accountant who has the understanding of Indian laws as well as the requirements of USCIS for sources of funds)

Needless to mention, one can’t have a criminal record. That said, we have had cases where applicants with prior investigations have been able to manage to get the green card. It essentially depends on the severity of crime committed. Normally, if the crime involves a punishment of imprisonment for more than a year and/or crimes involving drug related issues would be extremely difficult to pass the test of moral turpitude, amongst others.

What is the EB5 I-526 processing time?

This question has been answered elaborately at

Can H1B be converted to EB5?

There is no such thing as converting H1B to EB5. Just like anyone else, an H1B holder can also do EB5. An H1B would have many major benefits over other applicants, not literally in terms of the EB5 terms, but in relation to the process being smoother and relatively far more coordinated. This is primarily because most H1B applicants have their local sources of funds, at least half of the total requirement, which makes their paper-work easy. Additionally, they don’t have to bother much about the FEMA regulations which an Indian applicant domiciled in India would sincerely have to. Lastly, H1B holders have better ease at direct eb5 projects given their existing family base and physical presence in USA.

Which are the most successful EB5 Regional Centers?

As of October 2020, USCIS’s official records have confirmed a little less than 700 regional centers. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there are as many numbers of different eb5 projects in the US market. The question of a regional center being successful or ‘best’ depends on a variety of factors. It is not a listed stock market where performances are published and regulatory audits are done round the year. EB5 is a super niche and close ended market. Hire a professional consultant who can conduct review of the projects.

Which are the best EB5 Regional Centers?

Please read above.

When will EB5 convert to citizenship?

EB5 can’t convert to citizenship. EB5 per se is not the name of some visa. It is the name of program which offers the opportunity to first get a conditional green card, then a permanent green card, following which one can file for a citizenship. One needs to have spent 3 years out of the immediately preceding 5 years in order to be eligible to apply for a citizenship. Do note that once you apply for a Citizenship and get American passport, you will have to surrender the Indian passport (which would not be the case if you continue to enjoy nearly the same benefits on a US green card with an Indian passport in the wallet – this is a matter of choice and neither option is compulsory on the applicant).

Where can I get the list of top EB5 Regional Centers?

There is no system of credit rating or like tool that can differentiate good from the better and bad from the worse. Most EB5 applicants do their own research, some succeed, most fail. It is always good to hire a professional due diligence company that can review the available eb5 investment options. Here is the link to access the full list of USCIS approved regional centers -

Answers have been written by the team at EB5 India Advisory Pvt. Ltd. and is intended for educational purposes only. eb5EXPERT is the financial services division of EB5 India Advisory Pvt. Ltd., which is an India based EB5 consulting firm with a 100% exclusive focus on EB5 visa program with offices at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ghaziabad, & Rajkot. Feel free to meet any of our team members comprising of Chartered Accountants, US CPA, Certified Fraud Examiners, Lawyers, Ex-bankers, FEMA Consultants.

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