What Is Required from EB-5 Investors?

Four key requirements of all EB-5 investors.
  • An investor must invest $800,000 into a USCIS-approved project located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). For projects outside of TEA, the threshold investment amount is $1.05 million.
  • The investor’s capital-investment must create at least 10 qualified US jobs.
  • Investors must prove their capital comes from legal sources and the pathways for the movement of the funds determined as legal.
  • The capital investment must comply with “at risk” requirement.

What Are Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) and Rural Areas?

A Targeted Employment Area (TEA) is a rural area or an area that has experienced high unemployment (150% of the national average unemployment rate). A rural area is any area other than an area within a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or within the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of approximately 20,000.

What Benefits Will EB-5 Investors Receive?

Residency in the United States

Freedom to Live Anywhere in the U.S

Education Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Potential for Return on Investment

Pathway to Citizenship

What an EB5 Investor can expect:


Step 1

Verify the Regional Center (RC)

Make sure the Regional Center is not terminated:  

Click for list of terminated RC:  Regional Center Terminations | USCIS

Research and see if RC is involved with any violations with the SEC as well.

Step 2

 Investor Intake Questionnaire

This is the initial step where we gather core details about how each potential investor found our opportunity, their country of residence, occupation and more. This information helps us understand each individual’s background and how our capabilities can be of service.

Step 3

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Each potential investor signs an NDA and provides a copy of his/her ID to ensure the confidentiality of the information shared during the investment process.

Step 4

Receive Project Information

Investor will be provided with more in depth project information and offering documents if overseas. For investors within the U.S., SRC will send an Investor Accreditation questionnaire (to qualify the investor). This questionnaire must be filled out fully and sent back before any offering documents are sent to the Investor. Only qualified investors within the U.S. can receive official offering documents.

Step 5


If the Investor is ready to subscribe, Investor will be scheduled with SRC’s of counsel for a preliminary review SOF and POF for I-526 filing. SRC will require a third party verification of accredited investor status. Once third party verified, offering documents can be signed and funds can be sent over for purchase of member units.

Step 6

Preparing the I-526 filing

As soon as the offering is approved by the Project Manager, then Investor should notify their appointed I-526 Immigration Attorney and proceed to prepare for the filing. Investor will need to let SRC know who the appointed G-28 attorney will be.

Step 7

Filing the I-526

It will be in the Investor’s best interest to have SRC’s of counsel review the I-526 packet before filing to ensure highest chance of I-526 success.