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USCIS getting to EB-5 Rural I-526E Petitions Approvals in 4 Months

The EB-5 program has seen significant progress with numerous I-526E petitions for rural projects gaining approval in just six months. Some projects have even achieved this milestone in as little as 4.5 months. Houston EB5 is your source for updated information on expedited processing times and industry news. We invite you to learn more about […]

Key Insights into EB-5 Processing Times: Why now is the best time for investors to apply

From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to as of recent, the EB-5 industry has seen a sharp increase in processing times. According to the latest data released by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the average standard I-526 processing time is 46 months. This has understandably deterred potential investors and made immigration attorneys […]

Ways to Mitigate Risk with Rural Projects

The landscape of EB-5 projects is undergoing a shift, with a growing interest in rural EB-5 projects due to upcoming retrogression in the high-unemployment TEA category. As investors from high-demand countries like India and China explore new opportunities, those from lower volume countries are also recognizing the advantages of rural EB-5 projects, including a faster […]

Immigration Risk Diligence

At Houston EB5, we understand the significance of due diligence in EB-5 projects. Through our sister development firm, DC Partners, we carefully select projects that have met our strict underwriting requirements. We’re so confident in our EB-5 projects that we invest alongside our EB-5 investors and can only receive our share of profits or exit […]

Targeted Employment Area Analysis

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has become a popular pathway for foreign investors seeking permanent residency in the United States.  The program allows applicants to invest $800,000 or $1,050,000 in a qualifying EB-5 project and apply for a green card. Targeted Employment Areas, or TEAs, are specially designated geographical areas helped by EB-5 investment projects […]

EB-5 Visa Direct vs Regional Center


To earn a United States EB-5 green card, investors have two options: direct investment or regional center sponsorship. With direct investments, investors find projects on their own and fund them directly, and with regional centers, investors choose from sponsored projects the regional centers have created or identified. Here is more useful information about direct and […]

Regional Center Due Diligence


The EB-5 immigrant investor program allows foreign investors to apply for and receive permanent residency in the United States by investing in job-creating projects within the country. Investors can either invest in a direct EB-5 project or through a regional center. EB-5 regional centers are entities approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, […]