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USA EB-5

Residency By Investment

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




The United States of America offers an immigration program for those seeking to invest and immigrate to the country. Offering plenty of socioeconomic benefits, the United States is an ideal choice for immigrants seeking a better life.

Benefits include better employment opportunities, better higher education and health systems, and overall improved standards of living.

In 1990, the United States Congress created the EB-5 program .The Program grants investor visas in exchange to business investments that creates jobs for American workers. Accordingly, investors and their immediate families will obtain conditional residency in 2 years. Afterwards, they will be entitled for a Green Card (a permanent residency) in the States. This will allow them to live, work or retire anywhere within the country.

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CAPITAL

CAPITAL

Washington, D.C.

LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE

English

TOTAL AREA

TOTAL AREA

9.834 million km2

POPULATION

POPULATION

327.2 million

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

Federation, Presidential system, Liberal democracy, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

CURRENCY

CURRENCY

US Dollar

INVESTMENT SCHEME

USA EB-5 applicant must make an investment of $900,000 in a selected and pre-approved project located in a
rural or high unemployment area in the United States, in which the applicant’s investment
must create 10 full-time jobs.

 

Benefits of USA EB-5 Citizenship


  • Green Card after 2 years.
  • American citizenship after 5 years of established permanent residency in the U.S.
  • No language, related business experience or minimum education requirements.
  • Ability to legally live, work, or travel anywhere in the US for the applicant and their family.
  • No sponsor required.
  • No obligation to live in the area of investment.
  • Green Card holders can freely start businesses and engage in sole proprietorship.
  • No requirement to manage daily business operations and employees.
  • Green Card holders are entitled to many of the rights and liberties afforded to U.S citizens, such as public schooling, health and medical assistance, and social security for retirement.
  • EB-5 investment amount is refundable after 5 years.
  • Family members (spouses, unmarried children under 21) can also obtain a Green Card.

QUALIFICATIONS


  • EB-5 applicant must hold a valid passport.
  • EB-5 applicants must not hold a criminal record.
  • EB-5 applicants must complete a medical examination.
  • EB-5 applicants must pass an interview.
  • The applicant must be a foreign high-net-worth investor (a net worth of $1 million or earned annual income of $200,000).
  • The applicant must provide documents supporting the source and path of the declared funds for investment.
  • The applicant must make the necessary investment of $900,000 in a regional center project approved by the USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
  • The applicant’s investment must create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
  • Children must be (i) under age 21 and unmarried; or (ii) full-time students aged 18-21 who are dependent on their parents; or (iii) over age 18 and living with (and fully supported by) the applicant due to physical or mental disability.

LEGAL BASIS


The USA’s Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly known as EB-5 visa program (Fifth Preference Category for Employment-Based Immigration), was created by the United States Congress’ Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90) and managed by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to facilitate increased investment in the U.S through job creation and capital investment by offering immigrant investors the benefits of permanent residency in the United States. This program is available for high-net-worth foreign individuals who invest $900,000 in a business project located in an area in the USA with high unemployment rates. The applicant’s investment must show that they have created at least 10 full-time jobs within two years of an approved I-526 application.

VISA FREE TRAVEL


The United States of America.

Timeline and Procedure

The EB- 5 immigrant visa can be obtained within 14-18 months

Month 1-2
Step 1
Opening an escrow bank account under the applicant’s name
Step 2
Transferring of investment: $900,000 to the escrow account as well as other applicable fees are due at this stage
Month 3
Step 3
File Preparation — completion of documents and applications
Month 4-6
Step 4
File Submission to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services).
Step 5
File Number Receipt I-797C.
Month 6-9
Step 6
File Processing by USCIS
Step 7
File Approval: Receipt of approval notice I-797 and transfer the file to NVC (National Visa Center)
Month 10-15
Step 8
Payment of IV Fees and submission of the DS-260 questionnaire
Month 15
Step 9
Recall for interview (US Embassy)
Month 16-18
Step 10
Decision made and Immigrant Visa is issued