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EB-5 Q&A: How will EB-5 program changes affect a case with a file number?

Question Detail: I intend to invest in EB-5 with $500,000. If it changes to $1 million, this will make things difficult for our family. What EB-5 program changes will happen on September 30, 2015? If my family receives a file number before September 30, how will our EB-5 case be affected by program changes after that date?

EB-5 Q&A: How will a spouse's I-485 denial affect an EB-5 investor's I-829?

Question Detail: I applied for the EB-5 visa and my I-526 was approved. After which, my wife and I applied for the Adjustment of Status (I-485) within the United States. My AOS was approved, but wife's AOS was denied due to some reasons. How will this affect the removal of conditions (I-829) for myself? Will my form I-829 be denied or delayed because of her denial (they ask for my wife's status on the form I-829)?

EB-5 Q&A: How can an EB-5 investor determine regional center quality?

Question Detail: I want to find the top ten EB-5 regional centers in the country. What should I be looking for to determine regional center quality? Also, if some regional centers are better and more well-known than others, then do they ever run out of spots on a project? Or do they allow an unlimited amount of EB-5 applicants to invest?

EB-5 Q&A: How can an investor reapply for EB-5 after a failed investment?

Question Detail: I have a conditional green card, but the EB-5 project was never really completed. I know that the conditions will not be removed. I am in the United States already. Can I start another EB-5 application? Or do I need to abandon my current conditional permanent resident status, return to my home country and apply again? Would seeking an F-1 visa and then reapplying for EB-5 be an option?

EB-5 Q&A: When do EB-5 investment funds first have to be "at risk"?

Question Detail: We all know that the investment of an EB-5 applicant must be "at risk." Now my question is, when must the investment first become "at risk"? Does it need to be at risk even when the I-526 petition is filed and before I-526 approval? Or do the funds only have to be considered at risk after the I-526 is approved?