USA EB-5 Investor Program
The EB-5 visa simplified way for investors and their families to obtain a U.S Green card and permanent residency, and eventual U.S Citizenship. The purpose of the EB-5 program is to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.
The program enables foreigners who make an investment in a U.S. business to permanently live and work in the United States, along with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21. Investors can also qualify for EB-5 classification by investing through regional centers based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
To be eligible for the EB5 Investor visa, you must make a minimum qualifying investment of USD 1 million in the United States.
Should you prefer to invest in a Targeted Employment Area (High Unemployment or Rural Area), your minimum qualifying investment will be significantly lower at only USD 500,000. Investment of USD 500,000 in a project via its Regional Center.
While you will have the right to to live in the area of investment, you will be under no obligation to do so.
12 – 18 months to your U.S Green Card
Temporary Green Card: Months 1-12
• We will advise you and assist with the selection of suitable project to invest in. Once you have selected a project, we will provide source of fund research and provide proof of investment for the I-526 application
• At this stage, you will be required to make the capital investment.
•We will submit the petition for the I-526, petition which should be accepted within 12 to 18 months.At this stage, you will receive a temporary Green Cardand and become a two-year conditional resident of the United States.
Permanent green card: Year 2
• We will submit the I-829 petition to USCIS 90 days prior to the anniversary of the date on which you first received your conditional residency.
•Your permanent green card will be issued six to eight months from the date of submission
Citizenship: Year 5
• After five years of legal residence from the date of receipt of Green card, if you have been a resident of the USA for at least half of this time, you will be eligible for the US citizenship and passport.
•You will be required to to stay in the USA for a minimum of 3 months before submitting the application for citizenship.
U.S residency and the right to work
The EB-5 Visa program is designed for its simplicity. This simplified process means that you will have to meet no minimum requirements in terms of language skills, level of education, or experience in business or management required.
By investing in the EB-5 Program, you will enjoy all the rights of a U.S resident, including:
•The opportunity to live, work and study anywhere in the U.S.
•Lower tuition at institutes of higher education
• No obligation to live in the area of investment.
• No obligation to actively manage the enterprise.
You will also have the flexibility of investing capital from a variety of sources, including capital that is received from a gift, inheritance, business ownership or any other lawful activity.
In addition, your family including spouse and any dependent children under the age of 21 will also be eligible for residency through your application.
It would be no exaggeration to say that no country in the world is considered as desirable to live in the United States of America. The economy of the United States is the strongest in the world – by far: the U.S GDP represents an astonishing 22% of the global GDP.
The strong and stable economy, which makes the U.S an ideal destination for investors, is also buoyed by the US dollar serving as the world’s primary reserve currency – a sure sign of stability and respect. In addition, a survey of all OECD countries revealed that Americans enjoy the highest average household income in the world.
However, it is not only in economic terms that the United States is a land of opportunity. As a U.S resident, you will have the choice of sending your children to public or state school that follows internationally recognized curriculum, and will ensure your children receive a good education and globally recognized qualifications.
The U.S healthcare system, with cutting edge technology and sophisticated training programs is amongst the most advanced in the world, and it is no surprise that the country is a top destination for medical tourism.
More traditional tourism opportunities are not limited in the U.S. either – from global cities like New York and Los Angeles, to the stunning landscapes at Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon, the plentiful travel opportunities in the united states cover everything from the nature of beauty to the best of culinary culture and entertainment.
With it’s long tradition of welcoming travelers and settlers from all cultures and backgrounds, the United States is a country that has learnt to accept and celebrate diversity, and you will find it easy to make your home in this multicultural melting pot of cultures.
Important Details about the Investment for the EB-5 Visa
The investment must come from lawful means and can be in the form of cash, cash equivalents (such as certificates of deposit, treasury bonds, or other instruments that can be converted readily into cash), equipment, inventory, other tangible property, or indebtedness secured by assets owned by the alien provided that he or she is personally and primarily liable and the assets of the new commercial enterprise are not used to secure any of the indebtedness. Multiple investors may establish a new commercial enterprise which can be the basis for the EB-5 classification. However, each investor must meet the requirements for the EB-5 classification separately; that is, each investor must create 10 jobs for U.S. workers.
The basic investment amount is $1,000,000 or $500,000 for a business established in a "targeted employment area."
Why Legal Help for the EB-5 Visa is Important
It is not simply enough to offer to invest in the U.S. to get a Green Card. Although the funds are appreciated, there are still specific requirements that need to be met in order to obtain an EB-5 visa. Since there is a lot of paperwork involved, applicants for this visa will often enlist the help of a legal immigration professional who has the knowledge of how to present an application package to convince immigration officers of an investor’s merit.
Why Hire Us to Help with Your E-B5 Application?
When it comes to investing your money and your time, you want to focus on the business itself, instead of the business of immigrating. This is where we can help, as we specialize in helping individuals reach their goals by applying our expertise to each immigration case. We have helped hundred of investors to successfully get U.S. permanent residence through E-B5 applications, and we can help you too!