At the time of filing the I-526 Investors petition the required jobs do not have to be created. However, the Business Plan which is filed with the I-526 petition will clearly state when the jobs will be created. The EB-5 policy states that the required jobs have to be created within two and a half years of the I-526 petition being approved.
The jobs will be created as a result of the $500,00 or $1 million investment. Therefore, the job creation occurs after the investment is made. The 2-year conditional permanent residency period is the time for the 10 jobs to be created.