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EB-5 Visa: If you are a Business investor or an entrepreneur and you want to immigrate to the US through the EB-5 visa program – keep on reading!
The U.S government created the EB-5 Visa Immigrant Investor Program in 1990 to encourage foreign investment in U.S. businesses. The way it works is this – foreign nationals from all over the world invest at least $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a business that creates at least 10 jobs for U.S workers [either U.S citizens or permanent residents]. In exchange for this investment, the foreign nationals and their family members are eligible to become permanent residents of the United States.
How to get an EB-5 Visa
Currently there are two ways for foreign investors to get an EB-5 visa:
When people think about the EB-5 visa investment, they usually think about either starting a new business or investing in an existing business. They also think about how their investment needs to create at least 10 new jobs or preserve existing permanent jobs in the US for US workers. This is the EB-5 Direct Investment program.
However, there are a lot of benefits from investing through a Regional Center! One of the most important benefits is this – when you invest in a Regional Center you are able to count both direct and indirect jobs created by your investment! This is unlike the Direct Investment program, whereby only direct jobs created by your investment will count towards the ‘job creation’ requirement. Investors who invest in a Regional Center can meet the job creation requirement by showing how they created indirect jobs through their investment. The Regional Centers combine resources from various investors to execute major commercial ventures for example – building roads and infrastructure [in conjunction with federal and state government agencies].
Important things to know about EB-5 visa
EB-5 investment visa is one viable way for foreign entrepreneurs to legally immigrate to the US with their families. It’s a win-win situation:- on the one hand, foreign investors and their families get the chance to become United States permanent resident with all its benefits, rights and privileges. On the other hand, substantial cash and investments are injected into our US economy, thousands of jobs are created and a much needed economic boost is given to deserving areas within our country.
Watch out for more blogs on other business and investment immigration opportunites in the United States. For quality, dedicated and excellent Immigration services, contact Paul Law Firm by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.858.7445.