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EB5 Visa Cost Minimum Investment Requirements

To apply for the EB5 visa, you must pay a fee of $3,675 for filing USCIS forms I-526/I-526E. However, the overall cost depends on various factors, including the minimum investment amount, biometrics fees, USCIS forms processing fees, legal fees, administrative fees, and relocation expenses.

Key Points

- The minimum investment for the eb5 visa is USD 800,000 for projects targeted employment areas(TEA's ) , whereas non-TEA projects require USD 1.05 million.

- The eb5 cost are expected to increase in the first quarter of 2024 due to proposed filling fee hikes for I-526/I-526E & I-29 petitions.

- Planning for investment cost and associate fees can be intricate, but Agacs Pvt Ltd is here to assist.

How Much Does EB5 Visa Cost

The initial USCIS petition filing fee for the I-526/I-526E is $3,675, while the biometrics fees per applicant for regional center investors are $85. Besides, you also need to consider the minimum investment amount, USCIS forms filing and processing fees, legal fees, administrative fees, and relocation expenses. Over 95% of EB-5 investors opt for regional center projects, influencing our cost breakdown.


Form I-526 or I-526E Petition Filing

Fee (USCIS): $3,675

Adjustment of Status/Immigrant Visa Application

Fee (USCIS): $1,140/$325

Form I-829 Petition Filing

Fee (USCIS): $3,750

Regional Center Administration

Fee: $50,000-$70,000 (negotiable)

EB5 Visa Immigration Attorney Legal

Fees: $15,000-$20,000

Documents Translation, Tax, Relocation, and Travel Expenses



Additional Costs for Direct Investments

- EB5 Business Plan: Around $3,500 for drafting and writing a business plan.

- Business Entity Formation: $1,000-$1,500 for forming a new business entity.

Minimum EB5 Investment Amount 

The minimum EB5 investment is USD 800,000 for projects in targeted employment areas (TEAs) and USD 1.05 million for non-TEA projects.

Possible Future Cost Increase

The Department of Homeland Security proposed fee increases for the EB5 category in the first quarter of 2024, impacting I-526, I-526E, and I-829 petitions.

Factors Affecting EB5 Visa Program Cost

- Number of dependents

- Legal fees

- Relocation and travel costs

- Investment location

- Regional center administrative fees

- Direct project costs

- Currency exchange rates

Major Cost Factor

The EB5 investment cost of $800,000 or $1.05 million is the primary factor influencing your Immigrant Investor Visa application funding. Investing in a TEA or infrastructure project can expedite processing times.

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AGACS Pvt Ltd assists immigrant investors in meeting the EB5 minimum investment requirement and selecting secure projects.


Q: What is the minimum investment required for the EB5 Visa?

A: The minimum investment for the EB5 Visa is $1.8 million, or $900,000 if the investment is made in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). 

Q: Define Targeted Employment Area (TEA) in the context of the EB5 Visa program.

A: A Targeted Employment Area (TEA) is an area with high unemployment or a rural area, allowing investors to qualify for a reduced EB5 investment amount of $900,000.

Q: Can the EB5 investment be made in any business?

A: No, the investment must be made in a new commercial enterprise that creates or preserves at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years.

Q: Are there additional costs associated with the EB5 Visa application?

A: Yes, beyond the minimum investment, applicants should consider legal fees, administrative costs, and potential regional center fees, which can contribute to the overall EB5 Visa cost. 

Q: How long does an investor typically have to maintain their investment for the EB5 Visa?

A: Investors are generally required to maintain their investment and the job creation criteria for a conditional period of two years, after which conditions can be removed to make the residency permanent.

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