Can my investment money be a gift?

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    Answered on September 4, 2019

    Yes, there is no prohibition on using funds that were gifted for the EB-5 investment. The immigrant investor will need to provide a gift instrument documenting gifts to the immigrant...

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    Answered on May 9, 2019

    Yes, you can use one or more gifts for your investment. You will need to work with each giver to develop evidence about how the gift came from legitimate sources...

What if I didn’t pay taxes, will this impact my source of funds?

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    Answered on September 9, 2019

    Yes. An applicant must be able to show source of funds so if you have not paid taxes, you cannot show  funds from work; similarly if you are now claiming...

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    Answered on September 17, 2019

    It really depends. I have had EB-5 cases where Indian citizens are non-residents of India and there may be tax exemptions for them. Some countries do not have taxation on...

Q: Do I have to pay an admin fee?

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    Answered on February 19, 2020

    The administration fee (Admin Fee) is charged by the New Commercial Enterprise (NCE) to the investor. There is no requirement that an Admin Fee be incurred in an EB-5 offering,...

Q: When do I need to transfer my investment amount?

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    GCBI Team

    Answered on February 17, 2020

    EB-5 capital or your investment amount, will typically be required once you have selected an investment, reviewed the offering documents and signed the Subscription Agreement. The Subscription Agreement is the...

Q: How do I start the process as I am still in my home country?

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    GCBI Team

    Answered on February 17, 2020

    There are 4 steps to start the process. Step 1. Interview immigration lawyers who are expert at EB-5. If you want some references, just ask us. Your immigration lawyer should...

What does 'at risk' mean?

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    Answered on September 4, 2019

    To qualify as an EB-5 investment, the immigrant investor must actually place his or her capital "at risk." The mere intent to invest is not sufficient. If the immigrant investor...

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    Answered on May 9, 2019

    Under the EB-5 program, the concept of “investing” requires that an investor place the required amount of capital “at risk for the purpose of generating a return on the capital...

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    Answered on May 9, 2019

    An EB-5 investment into a “new commercial enterprise” (NCE) must be an “at risk equity investment. This means that the NCE must use the capital only for profit in a...

Q: What are some advantages of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

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    Answered on September 4, 2019

    The many advantages of EB-5 include (a) right to live in the US permanently, without US employer sponsorship or family-based sponsorship; (b) can live, work, travel freely; (c) can start...

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    Answered on May 9, 2019

    There are many. One can self-sponsor – unlike with other employment-based immigrant visa categories, no U.S. employer is needed to sponsor the immigrant or prove U.S. worker shortage.  Immigration can be...

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Q: I am a UK citizen with a 797C dated Sep 19. When could i expect my I526 to be approved?

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    USCIS petition adjudications times as reported on the USCIS website have extended out to what looks like an untenable 31.5 to 50 months. In a public engagement on March 13,...

Q: How long will my I-526 processing time be?

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    GCBI Team

    Answered on February 5, 2020

    It depends on which country you were born in. When you register on this website, you will be asked to enter your country of birth. We can then give you...