U.S. Immigration under EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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U.S. Immigration under EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Postby yongestclair1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:25 pm

We can assist interested clients gain immigration status as permanent residents of the United States through investments in connection with the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program, Employment Based Program #5 (EB-5). The United States Congress created the EB-5 program in 1990 to allow individuals as well as their spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old to apply for a permanent U.S. green card with an investment in a business that will create a minimum of 10 jobs per investor.

Over the past several years, important changes have been made to the program; it is now easier and quicker for investors to achieve permanent resident status. The required investment sum has been lowered to US$500,000 if investing in certain Regional Centers in targeted employment areas (TEA). The processing time for EB-5 cases has been reduced.
Basic Requirements of the EB-5 Regional Center Program:
The investor must invest US $500,000 in an established business Regional Center in the U.S.
10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers (direct and indirect) must be created per each investor
Benefits for EB-5 Investors:
The spouse and any of your unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible.
The prime requirement for the investor is that he has the required capital.
There is no requirement for the individual to speak English or have relevant business experience or education.
The monies may be in the form of a gift.
The investor may work, live, or own his/her own business in the U.S. as well as travel in and out of the U.S. without a visa.
Permanent Residents are also entitled to a variety of social welfare programs such as social security.
The San Francisco region has several world class universities as well as private and public schools; the investor's children may benefit from reduced tuition.
Permanent residents may to apply for citizenship after 5 years of residency
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