Immigration Law

Updates on Minors as Primary EB-5 Applicants, Part 2: Practical Steps (Wolfsdorf, Aug. 4, 2016)

Updates on Minors as Primary EB-5 Applicants, Part 2:  Practical Steps; Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Esq., Joseph M. Barnett, Esq., and Vivian Zhu, Esq., Aug. 4, 2016 - "This is no longer a hypothetical issue.  Due to the Chinese EB-5 backlog, some Regional Centers and projects have begun accepting minors as the primary EB-5 applicants.  Chinese parents confronted with this problem who seek green cards to better position their children are now having minor children serve as the principal applicant.  To the best of our knowledge, no EB-5 investor has been denied approval of their I-526 petition solely on the grounds that the investor is not of legal age to sign a contract.  However, there is a heightened risk for the minor investor as USCIS may deny the child’s application, and the client must understand and accept that risk.  Below are some practical steps about how this is being accomplished...."