I filed an EB5 case a few months ago and my I-526 petition is still pending. I just heard that there are new rules being issued that are raising the investment requirements. Will this impact my case?


On November 21, 2019, a new regulation will go into effect that raises the minimum investment amount for EB5 cases to $1.8 million, or $900,000 if the investment is made in a targeted employment area (TEA). A TEA is a rural area or area of high unemployment.

The new regulation only applies to I-526 petitions that are FILED on or after November 21, 2019. Any I-526 filed prior to November 21st (including those cases that are already pending) are not subject to the new regulation’s increased investment requirements. (31.Jul.2019)

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