New EB-5 Rules March 2022

Effective March 15, 2022 new EB-5 Rules will be issued with an effect date of 60 days later.

Some Key highlights of. the new EB-5 Rules:

  • Investment amounts: The minimum amount for a Target Employment Area (either rural or high-unemployment area) investment is now $800,000; a standard or non-TEA investment is $1,050,000.

  • Grandfathering past investors: The bill maintains eligibility of all pre-enactment investors, as of when they filed their I-526, for both I-526 and I-829 processing.

  • EB-5 regional center reauthorization until September 30, 2027.

  • Priority processing for investments made into a rural area.

  • TEA changes: High-unemployment areas use are more stringent.

  • Regional center requirements offer more investor protections and will include annual reports, reporting of material changes, general certification of securities and other compliance, and disclosure of all marketing and promotion fees paid.

  • Redeployment is now allowed anywhere in the U.S. (previously had to be in the regional center area).

  • Investor protections in the event that the regional center, new commercial enterprise, or job-creating entity is terminated or debarred.

Darren Silver has been involved with investment and EB-5 immigration processing for over 25 years.  The Law Firm of Darren Silver & Associates has successfully filed over 4,000 EB-5 applications and has represented investors from all corners of the Globe. The Firm has assisted Regional Centers with Project materials, Individual investors with direct investment strategies and has helped those investors selecting to invest into a Direct or Regional Center Project.  The Firm prides itself on an extensive knowledge base surrounding EB-5 laws and policies.  Mr. Silver and the Firm have won numerous awards and continue to be recognized as one of the top Law Firms in the EB-5 area.