EB5 Visa Program.
The EB5 Program was created in 1990 by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) with the goals of creating jobs for U.S. workers and helping to foster the U.S. economy through foreign investment.
The EB5 program gives each participating foreign investor the opportunity to obtain a Green Card by investing in a new commercial enterprise in the United States which creates 10 jobs.
As an investor under the EB5 Program, your spouse and unmarried children under the age 21 are also eligible to acquire the permanent residency in the United States under the same EB5 Application. As a permanent resident, you can live, work & own property, and your children can attend schools anywhere in the united states.
There are two alternative models through which you can participate in the EB5 Program
Invest into a new business directly & create 10 full-time jobs.
Run Businesses & maintain jobs to avail your green card without hassles.
Requires hands on oversight, along with business experience.
REGIONAL CENTER (RC) or INDIRECT MODEL
RC is a private firm that acts as your fund manager or EB5 project sponsor.
EB5 investment are pooled and managed by an RC or fund manager.
You invest in a form of equity or subordinated loans in an EB5 project.
EB5 USA Services (through it’s JV with Tiger Bridge Capital) offers access to regional center sponsored EB5 projects throughout the US.