If you see a great business opportunity in the U.S., you might want to hurry up and invest. Otherwise, you could lose the chance to benefit from the visa that comes with it. If you do not yet have the right to live in the U.S., investing can help you get a green card, allowing you to stay permanently.
The current minimum investment you can get an EB-5 visa with is $500,000, yet there are rumors it may rise this December. There is talk the government will increase the minimum amount to $750,000 or even $900,000. If you do not have the extra money available, you could lose out.
The EB-5 process is currently on hold
For the moment, you cannot submit a new EB-5 application. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has put things on hold and is waiting to see what happens in early December when Congress needs to approve new funding. Yet, you can still do the necessary research and get your documents ready, so you are prepared if the USCIS restarts the program. It is not a simple process, and as with any immigration matter, it can take much longer than you think. If you have already put in your application, then keeping an eye on updates will be crucial.
You can never tell how immigration rules will change, and while you are unlikely to run out of investment opportunities, you might run out of chances to stay. If an EB-5 investor visa is the best chance you and your family have to become permanent residents, then the sooner you find out more, the sooner you can act.