Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Centre Program, which sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. Under this employment visa category, an individual and family (spouse + children under the age of 21 and unmarried) can obtain a green card via investment. By investing USD 800,000 or USD 1,050,000 (depending on geographic area) in a commercial enterprise and creating at least 10 full time U.S. worker jobs one can achieve the first step towards their American Dream. The green card is issued in 2 phases – Phase 1 – conditional green card and Phase 2 – Condition is removed if the job requirement is met to make it a permanent green card. The US Govt. states that this kind of an investment must be deemed at risk.
Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, UK
New York, Virginia, California, 20 Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois
Green Cards issued
Green Cards issued
raised in EB-5 Capital
- Mixed Economy
- MIN. CAPITAL INVESTMENT
- USD 800,000
- PROCESSING TIME (APPROX.)
- 4 years
Key Advantages include
Students looking to stay back in USA for job opportunities – the green card puts you in the job search pool as a local American and not an international that requires the hard to get H1B visa.
H1B visa holders have the flexibility to change jobs and move freely and pursue their dreams with a green card which otherwise would take 20-30 years under the employer sponsor category.
An EB5 applicant and dependent family can live anywhere in the US and is free to conduct any business of their liking
Families looking to migrate to the US / reunite sooner with their loved ones in the US instead of waiting for their family-based sponsor visa which could take 20-30 years.
Small and medium business owners looking to expand their business in US
Application success factors
Clean source of funds
Applicant’s Annual Income over 200,000 USD or Net Worth over 1,000,000 USD
Job Creation allotment – done by the Regional Center
Intent of residing in USA
FRR’s Value Add
SEBI INFORMAL GUIDANCE APPROVAL LETTER TO FRR SHARES TO PROMOTE EB-5 IN INDIA
Introduce investors to some of the best tax consultants with experience in EB-5.
One on one meetings with Regional centers for the investment options and attorneys for filing the application.
Coordination and handholding until the entire process is complete
Experience of having completed 77 applications with 47 approvals, 14 conditional green cards issued, 4 permanent green cards issued and $500k capital repaid
Winner of TOP 25 MIGRATION AGENT – UGLOBAL 2020.