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.
EB-5 VISA KEY REQUIREMENTS
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
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:
■ Gifts of money from
family & friends
■ Profits made from sale real estate or
“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