By law, an EB5 investment must be at risk of total loss. To the extent permitted, ensure successful of your investment by engaging an attorney who is experienced in evaluating EB5 projects. If working independently, you should conduct due diligence on the project. Identify the source of revenue for the return on your investment and risks of failure. What is the exit strategy? What percent of the total financial requirements is to be provided by EB5 investment funds? Who are the principals managing the project? Who, if any, is holding equity in the project? Finally and after you have made your investment, a well prepared I-526 petition, by competent legal counsel experienced in EB-5 visa matters, creates the best opportunity for success.