Through the Eb-5 Visa Program, qualifying foreign investors can secure a Green Card for themselves and their families.
In order to qualify for an EB-5 Visa, an investor has to meet one of the three requirements:
- Form a new commercial enterprise
- Purchase a troubled business
- Invest with a federally designated Regional Center
Each of these requirements have additional stipulations and their own complexities. One of the least complex options for a potential EB-5 Investor is to work with a federally designated Regional Center.
Along with being one of the easier paths to an EB-5 Visa, working with a Regional Center can lower the minimum investment amount, free an investor to pursue other business ventures, and may also help lower the possibility of permanent residency denial through financially stable investments.
Other advantages include:
No Visa Backlog
Since the creation of the EB-5 Program, the quota allocated to the program has never been filled. This means that investors will obtain their Visas much quicker through the EB-5 Program than through other methods.
No Sponsor is Needed
The EB-5 Visa depends on an investor’s personal qualifications and their ability to meet the requirements outlined by USCIS for their EB-5 investment.
Freedom to pursue other interests
EB-5 Investors aren’t required to be a part of the daily management of a project and as a Limited Partner, investors are free to pursue other personal or business ventures.
No special requirements
EB-5 investors do not need to speak English, have had any business training, or business skills. They are also not required to be continually present in the United States and can maintain personal and business relationships in their home country.
Counts towards permanent residency
The time an investor spends in the United States during their time as an EB-5 Immigrant counts towards the 5-year resident requirement for a US Green Card.
EB-5 Bonds works with Acess the USA (AUSA) which is the Washington USCIS designated Regional Center. AUSA takes on foreign investments to help fund Washington state infrastructure projects, manages investors’ capital and tracks employment statistics for the project investors are involved in.