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What is the EB5 Program?

EB5 (Employment Based 5) is the world’s most desirable US immigration investment program. It is administered by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). This visa category was created in 1990 in order to have foreign investors stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment. EB-5 gives investors an opportunity to rapidly obtain a green card in exchange for making qualifying, job-creating investments in the United States.

EB-5 visa program requirements
  • A capital investment of $900,000 in a targeted employment area.
  • The capital investment must create 10 full time jobs for U.S workers within a period of two years.
  • The capital investment must be made in a U.S commercial entity.
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EB-5 VISA PROGRAM

Immigration Through Investment!   |     20 November 2019, USA

The EB-5 visa, employment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents — informally known as green cardholders — by investing at least $1,000,000 to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers.

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  • FRR won the Award of the top 50 Global Migration Agency CEO -2019 by EB5 Investors Mag.
  • FRR won the Award for the Top 100 Global Migration Agents CEO-2018, by Eb5 Investors Mag.
  • FRR gets nominated by IIUSA for “International Champion Award” in March 2019
  • Approval Letter given by SEBI Informal Guidance in order to promote EB-5 in India.
  • At FRR, you will always have a wide array of projects, regional centres, developers to choose from Centers, Projects and Immigration Attorneys.
  • Get the Best Tax Consultants with experience in EB-5.
  • One on one meetings with Regional Centers, Projects and Attorneys.
  • Co-ordination and handholding until the entire process is done.

Important Information

How to find out signs of EB-5 Investment Fraud?

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an alert concerning EB-5 investment scams. The SEC has urged foreign investors to be cautious of fraudulent investment opportunities. The SEC alert outlines the warning signs of EB-5 Investment Fraud:

  • Promises of a guaranteed Visa or permanent residency
  • Guaranteed investment returns/Promises of no Investment Risk
  • Overly consistent high investment returns
  • Investments that are not registered as regional centers
  • Unlicensed sellers (Designation as a regional center does not make a seller licensed)
  • Layers of companies run by the same individuals

What is a Regional Center?

An EB-5 Regional Center is an organization designated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that sponsors capital investment projects for investment by EB-5 investors. The regional center can take advantage of indirect job creation which is a major advantage, since regional centers help EB-5 investors and project developers to lessen the difficulty of meeting qualifying job creation requirements under the EB-5 program rules. Any private or public economic entity that is involved with the promotion of job creation, increased domestic capital as well as improved regional productivity and increased economic growth can be a regional center.

Regional centers are best for EB-5 applicants who are more concerned with obtaining residency status rather than directly managing an investment on their own.

How Regional Center works?

  • The RC sets up an investment fund for the benefit of the EB-5 investors.
  • The Investors purchase equity stakes in the investment fund.
  • Further, the fund either purchases equity in the job creating entity (the equity model) or loans the job creating entity money (the loan model).
  • The job creating entity then uses the investment from the fund in the project to create jobs indirectly.

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FAQs

Answering your Queries

EB-5 Regional Center foreign investors include people from all walks of life including: professionals, business people, persons wanting to facilitate a child’s education, and retirees. If your goal is to become a permanent resident without actively managing a business, it is often less expensive and more convenient to utilize the Regional Center EB-5 category projects where your investment funds are placed into active projects.

In 1990, under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5) the US Congress created the fifth employment-based preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category. Each year, the provision allots 10,000 immigrant visas to qualified individuals seeking permanent resident status on the basis that their investment in a new commercial enterprise will benefit the US economy.

To encourage immigration through the EB-5 program, Congress created a Pilot Program in 1993. Now after changes in the US Congress in Sept 2012 the name has been changed to Immigrant Investor Program together with a 3 year extension. The program provides investors with expanded opportunities to demonstrate Job creation.

In 1990, under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5) the US Congress created the fifth employment-based preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category. Each year, the provision allots 10,000 immigrant visas to qualified individuals seeking permanent resident status on the basis that their investment in a new commercial enterprise will benefit the US economy.

To encourage immigration through the EB-5 program, Congress created a Pilot Program in 1993. The program specifically sets aside 10,000 visas annually for foreign investors who apply through a United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) designated Regional Center Investment Program. An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa through a designated regional center must generally make a qualifying investment of US $1 million. Certain high unemployment or target employment areas (TEA) qualify for a lesser investment of $500,000. Additionally, the foreign investor must demonstrate that at least 10 jobs were directly or indirectly created through the investment.

When looking purely at visas issued in the EB-5 category, as expected, China mainland born investors constituted the majority in Fiscal Year 2014, with 8,308 total visas. The following chart ranks the Top 20 foreign states based on the number of EB-5 visas issued in that year, with additional delineation of the amount of regional center visas and direct EB-5 visas issued per country.

In terms of visas issued plus adjustments of status in FY2014, China mainland born investors constituted 9,128 or 85.4% of the 10,692 grand total in the EB-5 category. This number also signifies a 32.4% relative increase from the amount of China mainland born EB-5 immigrants in FY2013, in which they constituted 80.5% of the EB-5 category total. In both years, investing $500,000 in a TEA through a regional center was the overwhelming investment choice for China mainland born applicants, with 95.5% having chosen that route in FY2013 and 98.2% in FY2014

When you invest through a Regional Center, the minimum capital requirement is US$500,000 when you select a project in a rural area or targeted employment area (TEA); for all other projects, the capital requirement is US$1,000,000.

No. The EB-5 visa program allows you to maintain your Permanent Residency by living anywhere in the U.S.

USCIS is a division of the Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is a government agency responsible for the implementation, administration of immigration and naturalization laws, rules and regulations, functions and policies in the provision of services.

Every Foreign investor who invests in an EB5 project shall enter Into a separate representation agreement with an Attorney. FRR can help you several options of highly experienced Attorneys to choose from. The attorney shall prepare the I-526 Petition for you as a Foreign National Investor. Upon approval of the Petition, the appointed designated Immigration Attorney can prepare your Applications for Conditional Permanent Residency. Before the end of the two year Conditional Permanent Residency, the appointed designated Immigration Attorney can prepare for you the Immigrant Petition to Remove the Conditions of your Permanent Residency; the final step necessary for you to obtain unconditional Permanent Residency.

Legally yes. However, people from countries that do not have reliable tax and other financial documentation will need to be more actively involved in proving the authentication and source of investment funds to process an EB-5 visa application

 

The foreign investor must complete three phases of the application process

Step 1 : To obtain immigrant investor status, the foreign investor must submit a completed Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur Form (Form I-526) to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) along with supporting documentation clearly demonstrating that the investment meets all EB-5 requirements. Upon approval of the I-526 Petition, this will be the foundation for Step 2.

Step 2 : IIf the foreign investor is residing within the US and has received Form I-526 approval, he or she may obtain conditional resident status by submitting a completed Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to USCIS. If residing outside the US, the foreign investor must apply for an immigrant visa at a US Consulate abroad.

Step 3 : During the 90-day period prior to the expiration of the conditional period, the investor should file a completed Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions (Form I-829) to USCIS. In this petition, the foreign investor must demonstrate that the investment was sustained over the two-year conditional period, and the requisite jobs were created. Upon approval of the I-829 petition, the conditional nature of the green card is lifted and full permanent residence is granted to the investor and the investor’s family members less than 21 years of age.

information for each applicant and the principal applicant must prove the source of the investment funds. A résumé with copies of college diplomas and other educational certificates, if applicable, should be included. Any memberships in professional organizations should be documented. Unless the investor inherited the funds, the investor should be presented as a successful professional or businessperson with a business, financial or family history that explains the accumulation of financial net worth that is presented in the financial information. Provide as much documentation as possible that pertains to the career and achievements of the Investor.

Source of Funds: Funds for the investment must come from a lawful source. Lawful sources of funds include: profits from the sales of a property, stocks or bonds, profits from business, business transactions, gifts, and inheritances. To prove the source of investment funds, USCIS requires five years of tax returns, five years of bank records, proof of ownership in any businesses, financial statements for each business and business licenses. The idea is to present a track record of an honest course of dealing. If your capital came from a specific transaction, such as sale of a house, inheritance or gift, you must prove the transaction occurred, by providing an official document, such as a closing statement or contract or other official documents. This is not an exhaustive list of documents. Other documents may be required and vary on a case-by-case basis.

All documents included in the application must be translated into English in a proper Affidavit format

Under the regulations, an investor who is approved for the EB-5 immigrant visa receives a conditional green card, which must be reissued after two years, subject to removal of conditions. Otherwise, the two cards offer the same rights and privileges. A conditional Green Card is a temporary Green Card valid for two years. One year and nine months after it is issued, a three-month window opens up during which an individual must file another application with the USCIS to verify that all of the funds have been invested and the required employment has been created. When the conditional resident status has been lifted, full resident status is granted and a permanent Green Card is issued.

Upon approval of I-526 Petition:

(a) If you are residing outside the U.S. you must wait for notification from the U.S. Consulate in your home country to prepare documents for the visa interview. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that the investor and his or her family undergo medical, police, security and immigration history checks before the conditional permanent resident visas are issued. At the interview, the consulate officer may address these issues and information printed on the I-526 application, including asking the investor to summarize the nature of his or her immigrant investment.

(b) If you are in the United States, then you may apply for adjustment of status by filing form I-485, and supporting documents, the application may be filed at the appropriate office of the USCIS.

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