USA EB-5 INVESTOR VISA
G8, Commonwealth of Nations, OECD, WTO
9,833,520 km sq.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.The United States is the world’s oldest surviving federation. It is a federal republic and a representative democracy. The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organisations. The United States is a highly developed country, with the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for approximately a quarter of global GDP.
The U.S. economy is largely post-industrial, characterised by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world’s largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by
value. The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, and is a leading political, cultural, and scientific force internationally nationals..
The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sets guidelines for EB-5 projects and monitors compliance with immigration rules. Under EB-5 visa guidelines, “investors must put their capital at risk and the green card is not guaranteed”. The USCIS also evaluates approvals for regional centres.
The EB-5 visa provides a method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest in a “new commercial enterprise” in the United States. The EB-5 program “affords foreign nationals and their spouses and unmarried children under age 21 the ability to obtain a U.S. visa based solely upon a minimum investment in a for-profit enterprise that creates or retains a specified number of jobs”.
To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,800,000 (or at least $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area – high unemployment or rural area), creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.
Will Lead to Green Card after 5 years
Permanent Residency in 2 years
Access to the Highest Standards of Academic Institutions
Family Members are Included
EB-5 Investor Visa applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a clean criminal record. Eligible dependents include spouse, and children under 21.
Applicants Demonstrate past Business Experience, and Invest $1.8 Million USD in their new business, or $900,000 USD in certain target employment areas Create at least 10 full time jobs within 2 years, or if taking over a struggling business, maintain the existing number of jobs for at least 2 years.
Demonstrate a legal source of investment funds. Create a new business, or Take over an existing, troubled business (a business that has lost 20% of its total net worth) and retain all existing jobs, or Take over and grow an existing business (growth defined as 140% increase in either net worth or jobs). Invest in an existing, approved Regional Center, and also Providing a clean bill of health and criminal record.
TIMELINE & MAINTAINING PERMANENT RESIDENCY
Processing times for approval varies from 16 to 25 months. Once approved, your client will become a ‘conditional’ Permanent Resident (Green Card holder). After 21 to 24 months and assuming all conditions were met, we file a petition to remove the conditions, which takes an additional 18 months processing and would then make investor a ‘Permanent’ Green Card holder.
Green Card holders must not leave the United States of America for more than 12 consecutive months, unless pre-authorized by USCIS, otherwise they may face the risk of losing this newly- acquired status. Travelling abroad is permitted at all times, as long as they maintain their principal place of residence in the USA after being approved.