What is the EB-5 Program?
The EB-5 visa is a way to get your green card and permanent residency through investment. The EB-5 investor visa program enables foreigners who make an investment in a U.S. business to obtain a green card and become lawful permanent residents, and eventual citizens if desired, of the United States. The investment can lead to a green card for the investor to permanently live and work anywhere in the United States with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.
Why do the EB-5 visa instead of an H1B/B1/L1 visa?
While those visa options can usually result in a faster entry to the United States, they are all non-immigrant visas and require renewals every few years, which may require additional investment or documentation from the applicant. In comparison, the EB-5 visa is an immigrant visa which has two main hurdles: the I-526 petition (Immigration Petition for Alien Entrepreneur) and the I-829 petition to remove conditions from your conditional green card.
So what does EB5 United do?
EB-5 investor visa applicants have two main investment options. They can either invest directly or through an EB-5 Regional Center. Direct investors must find their own investment project and must take a direct managerial role in overseeing that project. The more popular option is investing in a project through Regional Center that has received designation from USCIS to administer EB-5 investment projects. Regional Centers are responsible for adhering to USCIS EB-5 program regulations. This takes strain off of the investors so that they are not solely responsible for meeting program requirements.
The investment legally must be at risk, or the investor will not receive his/her Green Card. EB5 United structures raises utilizing the Regional Center Program that create a safe path to a Green Card, and limits risk of the investors funds as much as possible. They have a strong track record of doing so. The principles of the firm have been involved in the EB-5 industry for quite some time and have worked with more than 750 EB-5 investors and have a 100% approval rate on their investors’ I-526 and I-829 petitions.