EB-5 Green Cards: Minimum Investment Amounts Will Increase to $1.8 Million and $900,000

USCIS published its final regulations governing EB-5 investor visas on July 24; the new rules go into effect on November 21, 2019. The major change created by the new regulations is to increase the minimum investment amounts that foreign investors must invest to obtain an EB-5 green card. Starting on November 21, 2019, the minimum investment amount for investments outside Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) will increase to $1.8 million (from the current $1 million) and the minimum investment amount for investments located in a TEA will increase to $900,000 (up from $500,000). Regional Center investment are normally in TEAs so the minimum pooled investment will become $900,000. The final rule also provides that the minimum investment amounts will automatically adjust for inflation every five years.