The fastest, simplest and most reliable way to achieve permanent residency in the United States

Administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 program approves and designates Regional Centers, such as the LCR Overseas Regional Center, to attract foreign investment into the U.S.

The EB-5 program has experienced explosive growth starting from a base of $300 million of EB-5 capital in 2009 to over $7 billion in 2016, primarily due to its long established guidelines and high individual approval rates.

Since the program’s inception in 1990, thousands of immigrant investors have received permanent U.S. residency, creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs, at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer.

Two Centuries of U.S. Immigration (1 dot = 10,000 people)

Source: Metrocosm

LCR is headquartered in Westport, CT, and has offices in Miami, FL, São Paulo, Brazil, Mumbai, India, Shanghai, China and Cape Town, South Africa.

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These are the following five important requirements for the immigrants to be eligible for participation in the in the EB-5 program:


Minimum Capital Requirement

$500,000 investment in a new commercial enterprise

■ Over 98% of
EB-5 investors invest through Regional Centers at $500,000 level
■ There are also $1 million investment options through the regional center program and EB-5 direct platform


New U.S. Jobs Requirement

Create or preserve at least ten full-time jobs for American workers


Background Check

Proof that the investor is not a convicted criminal, has no history of financial fraud or has not previously violated U.S. immigration laws


Legally Sourced Investment

The investor can clearly document that the funds required to make the investment come from a lawful source

Acceptable options include:

■ Salary
■ Gifts of money from
family & friends
■ Profits made from sale real estate or
other assets
■ Loan


“At Risk” Investment

The investment must be “At Risk” (i.e. fully invested in the project) throughout the adjudication of the investor’s I-829 petition

Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return on or of capital nor possess any redemption rights on invested capital