Free EB-5 Project Evaluation Direct EB-5 Qualification How close to an EB-5 investment must an investor live? For direct EB-5 investors, when must the full investment be made? When must a direct EB-5 investor have a completed business plan? How does consular processing time affect the length of time allowed for EB-5 job creation? Can a foreign worker be hired by an EB-5 investor? Can a foreign business owned by a potential EB-5 investor somehow qualify for a direct EB-5 investment? How might an EB-5 direct investor create two businesses in separate locations using EB-5 funds? How can an EB-5 investor legally operate a direct investment with a pending I-526 Petition? Can multiple investments in unrelated businesses qualify an investor for an EB-5 Visa? What are the business plan requirements for direct EB-5 investors? How might a direct EB-5 investor obtain TEA designation for a project? How might a direct EB-5 investor get his/her principal investment back after obtaining a Green Card? How likely will an investor’s EB-5 petition be denied? How might an EB-5 investor change a direct investment during the conditional residence period? How might all of an investor’s funds fulfill the “at risk” requirement if only a portion of the investment is needed to start the new commercial enterprise (NCE)? Can a foreign national transfer a business to the U.S. and invest in that business to qualify for an EB-5 Visa ? Does the EB-5 Program expect applicants to make their investments before visa approval? Can an EB-5 investment made in a single business with multiple branches count the total number of jobs created by all branches? How might someone in the U.S. on an H-4 visa make a direct EB-5 investment and operate the new commercial enterprise (NCE) while awaiting I-526 adjudication? When should an EB-5 investor transfer investment funds into the new commercial enterprise (NCE)? Can an EB-5 business be established in phases? What kind of business is eligible for EB-5 investment? Where must an EB-5 business be located? When must the 10 job positions be created by a direct EB-5 investment, and how long must they exist?