The minimum investment amount for the US EB-5 visa Regional Center Program has been reduced to $500,000 based on a ruling by the US Northern District Court of California. The Court declared the Modernization rule of 2019 that raised the minimum investment requirement for the program from $500,000 to $1 Million illegal and has vacated the ruling. The rule was passed by the US Department of Homeland Security which has the right to appeal the Court’s decision.
The EB-5 program Regional Center Program is currently on hold due to its authorization expiring as of June 30, 2021 and it is currently waiting for reinstatement by the US Congress. While it is likely that the program will be reinstated in the next few months, the final form of the program is yet to be determined.