EB-5 The Immigrant Investment Program
Huntington Law Group can help you obtain residential status in the United States as an immigrant investor,
through several Government Sponsored programs.
It is our hope to inform and inspire you as well as to provide you with the legal assistance you may need in regards to obtaining legal status through the
The employment-based 5th Visa or “EB-5” is a US Government created program that provides incentives for foreign investment in US business. Foreign nationals and their families can now obtain permanent residency in the United States in exchange for investing in a business that creates jobs for U.S workers.
There are two methods by which foreign investors can obtain an EB-5 Visa:
A direct investment must be made in a new or existing commercial enterprise which will create jobs.
Visa can be obtained by investing Capital through a regional center. A “regional center” in this sense is a government approved firm that actively manages investor funds and the immigration approval process.
There are several major benefits for Immigrants who seek residency through the traditional EB-5 and make their Investment through a “Regional Center”. Critical to obtaining and sustaining permanent residency will be a relaxed job creation requirement. Investment through a Regional Center has this aspect. When investing through a Regional Center the applicant does not have to prove that he or she has created and sustained more than 10 new, direct jobs over a period of 2 months. As a matter of fact, through the Regional Center Program the investor can show indirect job creation as a result of pooled funds from all investors in the project. This is a liberating factor considering that the investor no longer must show that he or she directly employs workers.
The minimum investment amounts remain the same regardless of which option is chosen by the investor.
A minimum of $1,000,000 must be invested by each EB-5 applicant in a job-creating venture, however, that minimum investment amount drops to 500,000 if the business which receives the capital is GEO located in a TEA, or Targeted Employment Area. A TEA is a rural area with high unemployment. Obviously this lowered minimum investment is a great incentive to operate in a TEA and follows with the programs mission of creating economic prosperity.
Here are some more benefits of the EB-5 Program:
Investors, their spouses, and children under 21 years of age can receive U.S. green cards by funding a single project with a single investment.
Live, work, and retire anywhere in the U.S., and travel easily to other countries.
Gain access to the same high-quality healthcare available to U.S. citizens.
A green card lets your children attend U.S. universities at the same cost as U.S. citizens
This is considered Passive Investing because third parties manage your investment and all other aspects of the project.
You do not have to be proficient in English to participate in the EB-5 program.
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Chinese nationals in-particular will be facing significant back-logs after May or June of 2015 under the EB-5 Visa Category, but until then, the EB-5 category will remain active. So the time to act is NOW!
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Throughout the year, USCIS will recognize naturalized citizens who have made significant contributions to both their community and their adopted country.