In most cases, the likelihood that an EB-5 investor’s I-526 petition will be denied is relatively low. EB-5 investors can decrease their chances of denial by carefully examining their petition and making sure that it complies with every law and regulation put in place by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Investors should keep in mind that the success of an I-526 petition largely depends on whether they can prove that they made the necessary investment, used lawfully obtained funds, and created at least 10 new, full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
Admittedly, several aspects of the EB-5 program are rather complex. Therefore, investors may choose to contact professional EB-5 consultants for guidance on the occasionally confusing investment process. These professionals may be able to warn investors against potentially disastrous fraud or misrepresentation. Since the investment amounts required by the EB-5 program are significant and most investors are eager to gain permanent residence, EB-5 consultants can provide invaluable assistance and help their clients feel confident. EB-5 Affiliate Network is a leading member of the field and offers comprehensive guidance on every step of the EB-5 investment process.
To familiarize themselves with the requirements for I-526 petitions, investors can also access helpful resources provided directly by USCIS, such as surveys, data on current processing times, and other relevant information. Investors should thoroughly research USCIS’s requirements before submitting their I-526 petitions. (Usually, immigration attorneys compile and submit the I-526 petition on behalf of the investors.)
However, if an investor fails to do proper research, their petition might be denied because they overlooked certain requirements or, more seriously, provided inaccurate or inconsistent information.
Additionally, investors should bear in mind that their likelihood of submitting a successful I-526 petition partly depends on the administrative decisions and policies of the Immigrant Investor Office (IPO). Consequently, the success rate of I-526 petitions may vary.