Comment: Country Analysis Grace Period

  • Official data on EB5 investments will only be published later in 2020. Meanwhile, ILW is offering such information as we have in the hope that it may be useful to the EB5 industry. Based on anecdotal data we have received, here is our best information as to the shape of the EB5 market in 2019.
  • The overall EB5 market expanded from 2018 to 2019. During the grace period almost a year's worth of EB5 investments were made. Some countries overperformed, as compared to the world average in 2019: China, Korea and several countries in Western Europe. Some countries performed in line with the market, as compared to the world average in 2019: Rest of world (i.e. countries outside of top 10 countries), South Africa, and Indians in USA. Some countries underperformed the market, as compared to the world average in 2019: Vietnam, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Russia and Indians in India.
  • We are providing this information as a service to the EB5 community, relying on our 20 year record as a Publisher in the immigration law field with a long-established reputation of reporting what we see regardless of consequences to any party including ourselves.

ILW estimates the 2020 EB5 market to be more than $1 billion. If you are raising EB5 capital in 2020, we have identified a very small number of specific opportunities in the new EB5 market. Contact us for a conversation on what we can do for you in this brave new EB5 world by emailing us at, calling us at 212-545-0818 or online.

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Focus: 4 EB5 Countries

The EB5 market overseas has shrunk from 10 to just 4 countries. These four markets remain the only markets large enough, and the only realistic choices to support significant number of investments, and ILW can help you in 3 of the 4 markets. Call us at 212-545-0818 to find out about these 4 markets, and how we can help you there, or email us at or online.

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