EB5 Investors Visa to United States of America

EB5 Investors Visa to United States of America

What is an EB-5 Visa?

  • The U.S. immigration through investment program
  • Established by the U.S. Congress in 1990
  • Up to 10,000 visas per fiscal year are allocated to the EB-5 program

The Vintage project received $4 million of EB-5 financing for the $22.4 million renovation of a historical church into a 68,000 sq. ft. multifamily complex with 85 apartments and is estimated to create 103 permanent U.S. jobs.

 

Program Requirements:

  • Amount: $500,000 if located in a Targeted Employment Area (“TEA”),otherwise $1 million
  • TEA: Area with greater than 150% of the national unemployment rate or a rural area
  • Job Creation: Each investment must create or save 10 permanent fulltime U.S. jobs
  • Source of Funds: Investment funds must come from a lawful source
  • Project: Investment must be made in a U.S. commercial enterprise

 

Who Receives a Visa?

  • Investors, their spouse, and all unmarried children under age 21 are eligible to receive an EB-5 visa
  • Other family members may be eligible to follow after the green cards have been issued

 

Regional Centers coordinate the immigration and investment components of the EB-5 program on behalf of three parties:

  • Foreign Investors file immigration petitions through an attorney with the USCIS along with supporting family and financial documentation
  • Project Developers plan and manage a real estate or business project to create the jobs required by EB-5 program regulations
  • S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews investor documentation and project information to approve the EB-5 petitions

 

Features and Benefits:

  • No Restrictions: The EB-5 visa has no restrictions on an applicant’s age, business experience or language skills
  • Live Anywhere: Investors can own real estate, live anywhere in the U.S., and may buy or invest in any business
  • Retirement Benefits: Green card holders qualify for U.S. retirement programs
  • Travel Freely: The investor and family members do not have to be continually present in the U.S. to maintain their permanent resident status
  • Education: Permanent residency permits free public education through high school
  • Financial Aid: Investors are eligible for substantial tuition discounts at top rated public colleges and universities, saving families up to $100,000 in tuition costs over four years

 

About EB-5 WorldWide

  • Founded in 1990 when the EB-5program was initially launched
  • One of the oldest and most successful EB-5 teams in the U.S.
  • More than 1,100 green cards obtained for EB-5 investors and their family members
  • 100% approval rate on I-526, I-829and I-924 petitions
  • 35 successfully completed EB-5 projects
  • Multilingual staff with offices in Washington DC, China and Korea
  • 3 USCIS approved Regional Centers serving the U.S. national capital region and surrounding Mid-Atlantic states

 

 


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