Preeti Sinha

What business ownership percentage is needed to qualify for EB-5?

Let's say an EB-5 investor does a full series A investment and receives 25 percent stock. Will they qualify for the EB-5 visa? What minimum percentage of the business does an investor need to own to qualify for EB-5?


Philip Cohen
October 04, 2015 02:40 PM  Philip Cohen

EB-5 does not have any minimum ownership requirement so long as the investment is an equity investment into a 'New Commercial Enterprise'.

Mark Ivener
December 10, 2015 06:12 PM  Mark Ivener

There is no minimum ownership % required.

Marko Issever
January 27, 2019 09:35 PM  Marko Issever

There is no minimum percentage ownership requirement of the newly created entity, NCE, in which they need to be a shareholder. They actually do not have to own any voting stock whatsoever. Their entire investment could consist of preferred shares. As long as they invest $ 500,000 for TEA and $ 1,000,000 for non-TEA projects and could claim 10+ jobs they should be fine.


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