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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Program Update: Understanding EB-5 Fund Administrators

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program grants permanent residency to foreign investors that create 10 jobs through a minimum investment of $800,000. Therefore, the most important thing to show the USCIS to get a Green Card is that investment funds are indeed spent on job creation expenses. In the previous EB-5 program (pre-March 2022), there were […]

Adjustment of Visa Status

The entire visa process can be lengthy and complicated. There are several types of visas that you may be looking to apply for. At Houston EB5, we can go through the process with you. We can assist you in understanding how your visa status can be adjusted and how the EB 5 visa works.  EB […]

Regional Center Program Expired – Only Direct EB-5 Investment Now

The EB-5 Regional Center program lapsed on June 30, 2021 because U.S. Congress did not approve an extension of the program before that date and is on recess until July 9. It is unknown how long this will last but the next best chance for it to be reinstated is either September or October when […]

Redeployment: A Lurking Risk to Your EB-5 Investment Funds?

What Redeployment Is and How to Mitigate Unforeseen Risk to Your EB5 Investment At Houston EB5, our immigration investment clients frequently ask us what “redeployment” is in relation to the EB-5 program. Originally only a problem for applicants from countries that surpassed the maximum yearly quota per country of 700 visas (China and Vietnam), redeployment […]