EB-5 Program

In 1990, the US Congress created the fifth employment-based preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category for qualified foreign investors seeking to invest in a business that benefits the U.S. economy. The investors and their immediate family obtain conditional green cards immediately at the time of investment and then permanent Green Cards in approximately 2 years. The immigrant investor can invest in an existing business or a new business, and is not required to manage the business' day-to-day operations. Each year only 10,000 green cards are available through the EB-5 program.

The Regional Center Program of the US govt. allows for a portion of allowable annual EB-5 Visas to be set aside for foreigners who apply through a USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) approved Regional Center rather than directly investing in a business.  A Regional Center is a private enterprise, corporation or regional governmental agency with a targeted investment program within a defined geographic region. The Regional Center acts as a ready-made investment vehicle for EB-5 investors.

  

An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa must make a qualifying investment of $1 million. However, investments through a designated regional center into Targeted Employment Areas or TEAs qualify for a reduced capital requirement of $500,000. A TEA is defined as an area that has 1.5 times the national unemployment rate or a population under 20,000. All our EB-5 opportunities are qualified TEAs.  Contact us for more information on our EB-5 investment opportunities.