Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply for a permanent residence under the EB-5 program?

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What does it mean to be an ‘accredited investor’?

An “accredited investor”, in the context of a natural person, includes anyone who (a) earned income that exceeded US$200,000 (or US$300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, OR (b) has a net worth over $1mn, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence).


Does the investor need to speak and understand English to participate in the EB-5 program?

No, but it is strongly recommended that a non-English speaking investor hires the services of a translator to ensure that the investor fully understands the investment terms and that the offering materials are reviewed carefully before the investor makes a decision.


Does the investor have to invest $500,000 in a single project/phase? can it be in multiple phases?

The entire investment of $500,000 has to be invested in a single project. CanAm encourages and prefers single phase infusion of capital – however minor flexibility in terms of few days / weeks between remittances could be acceptable depending on individual circumstances.


Is it necessary to have a minimum level of education or previous business experience to participate in the eb-5 program?

There are no requirements with respect to prior business experience or education. The only requirement is that the investor is accredited and meets certain suitability standards with respect to income, net worth, etc. The investor also must prove unconditionally that the source of funds is legal through the submission of proper documentation.


Is gifted money acceptable as a legal source of funds?



Difference between H1-B and EB-5 Visa?

EB-5 could be a good option for those on H-1B visa with recent priority dates and hence facing very long green card wait times. EB-5 would be a faster and smoother pathway to green card in such cases.


What is an EB-5 regional center?

An EB-5 regional center is an organization, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth. Regional centers are designated by USCIS for participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. To view the list of approved regional centers, including ours – Mid-Atlantic Regional Center (ID1434252044), Click Here to know more


What are the risks asscoiated with an EB-5 investment

Each investment has specific risk factors that are specifically described and addressed in the offering materials for each Limited Partnership. Risk factors differ for each Limited Partnership, but may include economic conditions, failure to meet job requirements, and denied immigration status under the USCIS Program.


What is the difference between “Conditional” and “Permanent” Residency status?

Conditional permanent residence is valid for a 2-year period and is the type of permanent residency that an EB-5 investor will first receive following an approval of their adjustment of status application or after consular processing. The application to remove conditions on permanent residency, Form I-829, is filed during the 90-day period immediately before the second anniversary of the EB-5 investor’s admission to the United States as a conditional permanent resident. If USCIS approves the I-829 petition, the conditions will be removed from the lawful permanent resident status of the EB-5 investor and any included derivatives, thereby granting them permanent residency status.


Is the investor free to travel after obtaining conditional resident status?

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