EB-5 IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM
EB-5 is currently the fastest way for high net worth individuals to obtain a US Green Card for their family. It was created to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.
- Investors need to invest only $900,000 legally obtained funds per family in an eligible business that will create 10 jobs.
- Your spouse and unmarried children below the age of 21 can be included in your application.
- All investment projects are overseen by a group of highly experienced professionals who will take care of job creation and overall operation. There is no need to actively participate in the management of the business.
- The investment, which is kept in a secured escrow account, will generally be fully returned to you within 4.5 years after you receive your Green Card. It is returned to you immediately if your application is refused.
There is no requirement in terms of business experience, language skill, or education.
USCIS requires that the entire amount of requisite capital be invested in the commercial enterprise at the time that the immigrant petition is field.
The EB-5 visa investment can be in the form of cash, equipment, inventory, other tangible property, cash equivalents and 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.
Aliens can invest the required amount alone, create the qualifying business with another immigrant investor, or even create the business with US citizens or other people not seeking classification as an immigrant investor.
CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT
EB-5 Visa immigrant Investors, their spouses and unmarried children are subject to conditional permanent residence for a two-year period.
The EB-5 alien must file a petition to remove the conditions during a 90-day period prior to the second anniversary of the alien’s lawful admission as a permanent resident.
The USCIS will examine the business at the end of the two-year period to determine whether or not the alien has complied with all of the requirements