Deepa Ramchandran

How can someone without an employment history apply for EB-5?


Fredrick  Voigtmann
May 26, 2015 11:47 AM  Fredrick Voigtmann

Employment history or other work experience and education are not requirements of the EB-5 immigrant investor law. While having business experience certainly will help if you are going to run a business (direct EB-5), you do not need to have employment history to qualify for this category.

Philip Cohen
December 06, 2015 10:17 AM  Philip Cohen

To add to the earlier point, the business plan must be credible, so if you have no experience running the business in question, credibility could become an issue unless no particular skills are required for this kind of business.

Mark Ivener
December 10, 2015 06:03 PM  Mark Ivener

Past employment is not a requirement for EB-5; a college can apply.

Raymond Lahoud
February 28, 2016 03:31 PM  Raymond Lahoud

Employment history is not relevant here - it is all about the investment/business.

A. Olusanjo Omoniyi
July 27, 2016 12:05 AM  A. Olusanjo Omoniyi

Employment history is not part of the requirements for EB-5.

Marko Issever
October 04, 2017 02:08 PM  Marko Issever

That is the beauty of the EB-5 application process. No prior employment history is required. If you are going to go via the direct investment route of course prior business experience will be relevant for you to be successful. If you decide to go via the regional center route all you would need would be the required funds, the sources of which you can prove.

Gregory Finkelson
June 27, 2018 04:06 PM  Gregory Finkelson

EB-5 visa does not require any employment history.


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