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EB-5 investment increased

The minimum capital investment amount for EB-5 green card has increased to $1,050,000 and to $800,000 for investments in targeted employment area and infrastructure projects.  The minimum investment amounts will be automatically adjusted for inflation every five years.  The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 brought some other changes and re-authorized the Regional Center Program until September 30, 2027.

Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice.  We simplified the law to provide general information about EB-5 green card process.  If you would like to discuss if you are eligible to apply for EB-5 green card or need help obtaining Eb-5 green card, schedule a consultation with an experienced EB-5 immigration lawyer in Arizona at www.calendly.com/irena-3 TODAY or call our office at 480-425-2009! We look forward to talking with you and helping you obtain EB-5 green card!

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What happens to the conditional (EB-5) green card of the investor’s wife in case of divorce?

One way to obtain a legal permanent resident status in the US is through investment (under EB-5 category). The first step is to file a petition for classification as an alien entrepreneur. The petition must be accompanied by evidence that the investor has invested or is actively in the process of investing lawfully obtained capital in a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. which will create at least 10 full-time jobs. One the petition is approved, the investor can obtain an immigrant visa or adjust his or her status to the conditional resident.

If the spouse of the principal EB-5 investor obtains a divorce after the conditional EB-5 resident status is granted, the ex-spouse may still file the petition to remove conditions, and if it is approved, the ex-spouse becomes a legal permanent resident (green card holder).

The petition to remove conditions in conditional resident status must be filed within 90 days before the second anniversary of the conditional status. The petition must document that the conditional resident (i) invested or was actively investing the required capital that (s)he continuously maintained the capital investment over those two years, (ii) created or can be expected to create within a reasonable time ten full-time jobs.

Please note that this article does not constitute a legal advice.  We simplified the law to outline only one aspect of the EB-5 green card process. If you would like to obtain an investment (EB-5) green card, call our experienced EB-5 green card attorney at 480-425-2009 or schedule your consultation online.