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[Q] How many immigrant visa numbers per year are available for Regional Center cases and/or TEA cases?


Every year, there are 10,000 immigrant visa numbers (the 10,000 number includes immigrant visas for dependent family members) available for investors and their dependent family members. Out of this 10,000 immigrant visa numbers per annum, 3,000 is set aside for applicants who invest in TEA cases, and additional 3,000 is set aside for applicants who invest in Regional Center cases. This means if you assume each Investor has 3 dependent family members, there are only enough Immigrant Visa numbers per annum for approximately 2,500 EB-5 cases. This isn't that much. Practically speaking, since most RC cases are also TEA cases, there are at minimum 6,000 immigrant visa numbers available for RC/TEA cases, which translates into 1,500 RC/TEA cases. This also is not all that many.