EB5 Job Creation Requirements
According to USCIS, the EB-5 investment must either create or preserve a minimum of ten (10) full-time jobs for workers in the United States. The creation or preservation of jobs must occur within two (2) years of the investor’s conditional permanent residency and entrance into the United States. Jobs created in EB-5 projects are defined as direct, indirect or induced.
In the context of a direct investment, the EB-5 visa applicant must prove that the EB-5 capital resulted in the actualization of direct jobs of employees working directly within the specific business in which the investment was made. In the context of a Regional Center investment, there is significantly more leeway. The applicant can count direct, indirect and induced jobs toward the USCIS job creation requirement.