U.S. Government’s EB-5 Program

The U.S. government created the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program in 1990 to encourage foreign investment in U.S. businesses. In exchange for investing in a business that creates jobs for U.S. workers, foreign investors and their families are eligible to become permanent residents of the United States.

Two Ways to Invest to obtain an EB-5 Visa

There are currently two ways for foreign investors to obtain an EB-5 Visa:

  1. Direct investment in a new or existing commercial enterprise that creates jobs, or
  2. Investing capital through a Project managed by a Regional Centre and backed by a reputable Funds Management firm such as Salter Brothers

Salter Brothers’ EB-5 Projects are affiliated with Regional Centres in each project’s location, providing investors with the assurance that the eligibility criteria of the EB-5 Program is managed and met by Salter Brothers, in conjunction with the Regional Centre.

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Advantages of EB-5

The program’s name, “EB–5”, comes from the visa category for which immigrant investors apply – the Employment-Based Immigration: Fifth Preference EB-5 – and offers the following advantages:

  • One Investment. By funding a single project with a single investment, investors, their spouses and children under 21 years of age can all receive U.S. green cards.
  • Accessible, Passive Investment. The investment of $500,000 is accessible compared to other country investment requirements, with third parties managing the investment and all aspects of the project.
  • Education & Healthcare. Green card holders may attend U.S. schools and universities at the same cost as U.S. citizens and gain access to the same high-quality healthcare.
  • No Language Requirement. Proficiency in English is not necessary to participate in the EB-5 program.

EB-5 Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

Each EB-5 Visa applicant must invest a minimum of $USD1,000,000 in a job-creating venture.

However, if the business receiving capital is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) –defined as a rural area or a region with high unemployment – the minimum investment amount is reduced to $USD500,000.

Process for applying for an EB-5 Visa

To participate in the EB-5 Program, investors must file the I-526 petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). After I-526 approval, investors will file a separate petition – the I-829 petition – to receive permanent residency.

Full information relating to USCIS’s application process and requirements:

For EB-5 Immigrating Investor Overview https://www.uscis.gov/eb-5

For EB-5 Immigrating Investor Process click here

EB-5 Investor Timeline

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