How can an out-of-status person go through with EB-5? I entered U.S. legally as a student and I'm on my OPT right now. I'm thinking of starting a business here and I was wondering if I stay longer than my OPT "deadline" (in 2014), will I be able to go through EB-5 when I accumulate enough wealth?
It is never advisable to be out of status, but you can be outside of the US and still make an investment in a US EB-5 project and submit your I-526 petition. Upon approval, you would obtain your permanent residency through the US consulate.