EB-5: is it worth investing in EB5 for Indians in 2019?

Apple baily29
May 4 33 Comments

I am Indian and researching on EB-5. If I apply for it by mid 2019 what is the approximate timeline to get the temporary GC? I am on L1 B visa which I can use for up to 5 years so wondering if it’s the right path? Please provide some evidence for timeline as USCIS bulletin states it’s current as of now.

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  • Amazon bNJF07
    If you start a successful business who cares whether you get a GC. Successful business is its own reward (literally, you can get rich).

    You guys seem to think this is meant to be a way to buy a greencard. That's just more of the abusive attitude that already ruined h1b and the India GC queue.

    Here's an idea:

    Instead of trying to game the system why not actually be an honest applicant. Invest money in a good business idea and really try to make it work. See if you can really build something bigger than you thought possible. Be an entrepreneur FOR REAL. Maybe a difference in the world by getting a successful business going.

    And if you're successful then eventually you will also get a greencard.

    That's the idea, so why are you talking about pulling your money out after you get the GC? Why are you not trying to build a business you'd be proud to grow for many years?
    May 4 15
    • Amazon hyRe7
      Yeah, I'm just wondering what's driving it. It's almost like there's a famine or war in India causing people to be desperate to escape, but I don't see any famine or war there. Just this wave of people desperate to get out of India into US, Europe, Canada--anywhere.
      May 5
    • New tuBF65
      You calling me a racist for stating the obvious problem in this country. You should either be white or an Indian slave. I don’t want to argue with u. Can we just stick the question asked here?
      May 5
    • Amazon hyRe7
      You spit all kinds of racist venom about white people. That makes you a racist. Clearly.

      And learn English so you stop misusing the word slave for fucks sake.
      May 5
    • New tuBF65
      Oh!! so another white guy who couldn’t take the fact that he is privileged. To be able to call a colored guy racist is also a privilege that I wouldn’t have. Al sharpton said, if it makes you feel uncomfortable, then I am doing my job right. So I am good!!!
      May 5
    • Amazon hyRe7
      Where did I say I'm white? You're are the one one here spitting racist venom. You really are disgusting.
      May 5
  • eBay ighhjbhdd
    It will take at least 7-8 years to get real GC. You are risking your hard earned money until then with some unknown people .
    May 4 5
    • F5 Networks / Eng moveon?
      You don't get your money back until GC? Or do you get it after getting EAD?
      May 4
    • eBay ighhjbhdd
      You will have keep money with the EB5 projects until you get the green card. That’s the one of the requirements.
      May 5
    • F5 Networks / Eng moveon?
      I see, and, GC != Citizenship right? So, one can get GC, get their invesment back, and not give up their Indian Citizenship?
      May 5
    • Yes. That’s like immigration 101
      May 5
    • F5 Networks / Eng moveon?
      Got it, thanks!
      May 5
  • eBay ighhjbhdd
    There is lots of scams happening in the EB5. There is no security for your money. Some companies already got bankrupted after being in few years. They investors got lost the money!!!
    May 5 4
    • New tuBF65
      Will I get the green card irrespective of whether the company succeeded or not?
      May 5
    • Yup. Saw somewhere 80% chance you’ll get money back with interest
      May 5
    • eBay ighhjbhdd
      Depends how USCIS will take your case
      May 5
    • EA ☕️
      Hire a good lawyer
      May 6
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    rnYm25more
    I would say 7-8 years to get EAD and 2 years after to get GC.
    May 4 2
    • Apple baily29
      OP
      How are you estimating the timeline? Any reference? Anyone who has applied for Eb5 this year who can confirm this?
      May 4
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      rnYm25

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      rnYm25more
      Backlog expected to be about 7-8 years for people applying today
      May 4
  • Nutanix / Eng
    rnYm25

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    rnYm25more
    Not really, India retrogression expected to kick in sometime this year and for about 6 year wait. By the time your i526 is processed the backlog can increase . Your money needs to be at risk until your pd is available . Doesn't seem like a viable especially since it may need to change multiple hands , most projects are 4-5 years duration .
    May 4 0
  • Amazon dumbshitt
    2 - 3 years.if GC is worth it to you then definitely yes
    May 4 0
  • New tuBF65
    I have the same question.
    May 4 0