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[Q] Can I purchase an existing business by buying interests from a shareholder or owner?


[Q] Can I purchase an existing business by paying purchase price of $1 MM to owner or shareholder of the business, and then counting this $1 MM to meet the requisite investment amount, assuming of course, that I will create 10 new jobs?

I-526 can be filed based on the investment made in the past and requisite jobs created in the past, but those jobs must be maintained during CPR period. In some sense, with the jobs already created, USCIS might be more inclined to approve I-526 without any hassle.