The US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program offers an exclusive category of immigration Visa for foreign High Net worth investors. It is one of the fast-track options to get U.S. Green Card and permanent residency through investment.
Operated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 visa program was established by the US Congress in 1990 to facilitate increased investment in the US economy. Since then the program has attracted billions of dollars in investment to the United States.
The Investors with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 can make investment to obtain green card, which allows them the right to permanently live, work and study in the United States.
In order to obtain their permanent residency through the EB-5 visa program, foreign investors must meet specific USCIS requirements of Investment, which must be a minimum of $1.8 million, or $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (high-unemployment or rural areas). As a result of investment applicants are typically required to demonstrate that 10 new jobs are created.
In these turbulent times caused due to Coronavirus pandemic, making an investment decision can feel daunting and even more complex. Besides major financial considerations, investors also need to evaluate the chances of their investments to meet the numerous immigration rules and regulations.
Therefore, it is necessary to know the fundamentals of the EB-5 visa to qualify and satisfy USCIS-program requirements:
- Meeting the required capital investment requirements
First and foremost, a prospective EB-5investor must fulfill the minimum capital investment requirements. The applicants are also required to prove that their investing capital was acquired from legal sources that are easier to trace. They must document all funds sources in their I-526 petition. Applicant also needs to ensure that he satisfies the USCIS that the US business receiving the investment, qualifies for the EB-5 program.
- Choosing a right regional center
A potential investor must also confirm that the regional center through which he/she is making an investment must have high-quality projects open. The applicant also needs to make sure that the centre must be authorized by USCIS as well as carrying out operations at the time of making the investment.
- Considering additional Fees and Costs
All prospective EB-5 requires a minimum investment of $1.8 million, or $900, 00 in a business that comes under Targeted Employment Area (high-unemployment or rural areas).However, this amount does not include the additional fees and costs involve in the case processing. Therefore, investors must be aware of the additional fees & costs that include Immigration attorney fees, petition filing fees, Regional center administrative fees, Relocation costs along with U.S. state and federal taxes.
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