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Understanding TEA, Non-TEA, and Reserved Visa Categories in the EB-5 Program

Navigating the EB-5 investment landscape involves understanding key categories such as Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), non-TEAs, Reserved visas, and I-956F Approved Projects. This knowledge is essential for investors looking to make informed decisions that align with their goals of achieving U.S. residency. Whether investing in dynamic urban areas, underdeveloped rural regions, high unemployment areas, or […]

Aging Out: Key Considerations for EB-5 Investors and Their Families

The EB-5 visa program allows the primary investor along with their spouse and any unmarried children under 21 to apply for permanent residency in the U.S. This investment-based route is popular among foreign nationals seeking U.S. residency but introduces specific challenges notably the issue of “aging out.” This occurs when a dependent child turns 21 […]

Latest USCIS FOIA Data Confirms our Reserved EB-5 Visa Predictions

High Unemployment TEA Retrogression Looming with I-526E Petitions in Pipeline Rural Set Asides: Visa Supply Greater than Apr 2022 – Oct 2023 Demand In October 2023, Houston EB5 was among the first in the EB-5 industry to present a detailed Visa Availability Analysis of the Reserved Visa Set Asides mandated by the “EB-5 Reform and […]

The EB-5 Visa: the Fast Green Card for H-1B Visa Holders

For highly skilled workers on an H-1B visa, transitioning to an EB-5 visa could quickly secure their future in the U.S., irrespective of their employment situation. Recent changes mandated by the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act” (RIA) now allow H-1B visa holders to file for an Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) concurrently with their EB-5 […]

The Crucial Role of Low Sunk Financing Costs in EB-5 Repayments

Introduction: Choosing the right EB-5 project is paramount to minimizing risks and ensuring a timely repayment of investments. One key factor that should play a pivotal role in this process is the evaluation of a project’s sunk financing costs. In this blog post, we’ll explore what sunk financing costs are, why they matter in real […]

Does an EB-5 Corporate Repayment Guarantee have real teeth?

Seven Key Takeaways to Best Protect Your EB-5 Investment. Houston EB5 would like to encourage you to be aware of misleading promises that increase the risk of your EB-5 visa. Repayment guarantees on EB-5 loans is a hot topic that can come under the USCIS cross-hairs at any moment. Immigration policy and USCIS regulations are changing constantly. […]

Estimating Visa Availability Per EB-5 Category

Are we playing musical chairs again? Houston EB5 would like to share valuable EB-5 Visa availability information from the US Department of State (DOS). The data was recently provided to IIUSA, the premiere industry association of Regional Centers, by Dr. Michael Hanley, a Data Scientist from the DOS Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division. In […]

The Impact of Targeted Employment Areas on Your EB-5 Journey

Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) hold a significant role in the EB-5 process, offering investors several advantages, including a reduced minimum investment requirement of $800,000 compared to the standard $1,050,000. These advantages are rooted in the core principles of the EB-5 program, which is designed to stimulate economic growth and job creation. The program’s sponsors aimed […]

Navigating Immigration Risks: Essential Diligence Steps

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 […]

EB 5 Visa Program Updates and Future Changes: What to Expect

In 2022, the RIA, the Reform and Integrity Act, introduced regulatory changes to the EB 5 Program designed to improve transparency and protect investors. They also protect developers and administrators. A key brought by the bill is the reauthorization of the EB 5 Regional Center Program, which lapsed for the entirety of 2021. Prospective investors […]