United States Overview
The United States of America has a population over 330 million people that reside in the world’s third largest country by total area. The US represents the world’s largest economy by total area. The US represents the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP fuelled by its status as the leading importer and second largest exporter of goods. The country is comprised of 50 states that offer a wide range of business environments that are ideally suited for all requirements.
As a nation, the US hosts some of the world’s most advanced medical and educational facilities and coupled with its diverse climate and geography make it an ideal destination as it gives the holder and immediate family the right to residency in all states, including Texas and Florida which gives access to the public education system at all age levels and the US is also home to thousands of highly regarded private schools, many of which are multi-lingual and provide a route to some of the world’s highest ranking universities and colleges.
EB 5 Immigrant Investor Program
The Employment Based Fifth Preference Visa – EB 5 Visa was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 which provides a proven method for foreign investors and their families (spouse and dependents under the age of 21) to obtain a Green Card (permanent residence). An applicant must be willing to make a significant investment in the country, as the fundamental purpose of the EB 5 Visa to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investment. In return, foreign immigrant investors are granted all of the benefits of permanent US residency.
The most popular investment option that an applicant can choose from to successfully obtain an EB 5 Visa is the Regional Centre Passive Investment.
The required investment can be in a new commercial enterprise / job creating entity, which entered into a licencing relationship with a company designated by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services “USCIS” as a Regional Centre “RC”.
In the majority of these Regional Center investments, the projects the job creating entity are directed and managed by separate developers and operators than the investor. The investor will usually have a security interest in the new commercial enterprise and have a passive management role in making policy decisions or joint management decisions with the other investors in the commercial enterprise.
Requires a minimum investment of USD $1.8 million, or a minimum investment of USD $900,000 if investing in a Targeted Employment Area “TEA” with unemployment of at least 150% of the national average or rural areas. The investment being in a new commercial enterprise / job creating entity. Alternatively the required investment can be in an existing commercial enterprise / job creating entity. The investment must create 10 full time jobs or under certain circumstances can preserve full time jobs, excluding the investor and their immediate family members. Under the RC designation the new or existing commercial enterprise / job creating entity, can create the required number of jobs, directly, indirectly or induced.
Summary of Key Advantages
- A fast route to achieving US permanent residence
- Investment from USD $900,000
- The world’s largest economy is the perfect base for business minded people and investors
- The ability to live, work, study or retire anywhere in the US, not determined by where the investment is made
- Children have access to the US education
- Source of funds can be a gift such as that from a parent
- Children up to the age of 21 may be included in the application
- US Citizenship is possible to apply for after 5 years
If you are interested in the EB 5 Immigrant Investor Program please contact IIG for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
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