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[Q] What are the first things I have to ascertain when pursuing a direct, individual EB-5 case?


[Q] What are some of things I have to ascertain or find out when I want to establish or purchase a business and pursue a direct, individual EB-5 case?

The first thing you have to determine or ascertain is whether the U.S. business qualifies as a TEA area. This is sometimes not an easy thing to do but is important, because if it's a TEA, then only $500,000 USD investment need to be made. However, this might sound good in theory, but in practice, $500,000 USD investment may not be sufficient to start or purchase a business and also create 10 new, full-time jobs that will not lose money for you.

Here is a general checklist:

1. Does the business qualify as a new commercial enterprise?

2. Does the business qualify as a TEA?

3. Can the business create 10 new, full-time jobs, not including myself and my family?

4. Will my fund qualify as lawful source?