Green Card Options For Foreign Investments
You can obtain the American Dream easier than ever before, thanks to the EB-5 Investor Program.
This new program offers a convenient way to get a green card, all you have to do is make a certain qualified investment starting at as low as $500,000!
The beauty of this program is that just about anyone can qualify. An individual who makes an investment and their entire immediate family (including children under 21) will obtain green-cards. You and your family will be able to move to the United States as green-card holders and will be put on the path of citizenship. Your children will be able to attend U.S. schools and will not be subject to the burdensome visa process.
Our seasoned immigration and corporate legal professionals can assist you with getting your own piece of the American Dream. Utilizing our many years of experience, we will guide you through the complex immigration process and provide strategic business planning advice.
There are two different ways of investing under this program: you either 1) invest in a new or existing business, or 2) invest in a Regional Center. Depending on which option you choose, the process is different but the outcome is the same: a green-card and a path to citizenship. Although the decision process sounds complex, our qualified professionals can help you decide which route is best for you.
Once you have completed your investment, you will receive a conditional green card, which is valid for two years. At the end of the two years, you must apply to remove the condition by demonstrating that the investment continues to comply with US immigration laws, as discussed below. After the condition is removed, you will receive a green card that is valid for ten years and you and your family may be eligible to apply for citizenship in three years.
Option 1: Investing in a new or existing business
EB-5 Visa Program
For the investor who wants to take a more active role in a US business, our team can facilitate the investment in a new or existing business. Through this program, an investor must make an investment of at least $500,000 or $1 million in a commercial enterprise, depending on the location of the business operations, and create employment for at least 10 full time workers.
The advantages of investing through the EB-5 Visa Program are that you can be involved with a US business and live the American Dream of entrepreneurship and self-realization. You also do not have to be a majority shareholder in a company, and can invest in a business opportunity that you find to be a good investment. Unlike a Regional Center investment, you will have to live near your business.
Our EB-5 Services:
Strategic Business Planning and Development:
Our immigration and corporate legal professionals will work with you to evaluate potential businesses and investment opportunities. Further, we will develop a business plan and strategy for developing your business. Working side by side with our immigration professionals, our team will ensure that your investment complies with US immigration laws and that your investment meets the requirements for qualifying for a green card. We will discuss the various possibilities of legal entities and create the entities under your choice of US state law.
Finally, our highly experienced immigration attorneys will assist you in completing and submitting all your immigration applications.
Option 2: Investing in a Regional Center
Regional Center Program
Alternatively, you can make your investment through a designated Regional Center, which allows for you to obtain a green card, while being less involved in day to day business of a company. Regional Centers are pre-approved funds regulated by USCIS (Immigration), and are established projects in which you may make qualified investments and in return, receive lawful permanent resident status. You must invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a regional center, depending on where the Regional Center is located.
The advantages of investing in a Regional Center over an EB-5 investment are numerous. Unlike the EB-5 program, you can live anywhere in the US and are not required to live where the regional center is located. Furthermore, unlike an EB-5 program, you, as an investor, will not be required to be involved in the day to day business activity of the Regional Center. Finally, the EB-5 requirement of hiring 10 full-time employees has been softened; instead, the investor must prove, through the Regional Center, that 10 new jobs were created by the Regional Center itself, or indirectly by the existence of the Regional Center.
Our Regional Center Services
Regional Center applications are more straightforward than EB-5 investment programs. We will help you locate Regional Centers that meet your investment criteria, and will aid you in deciding which are best for you. Once you have invested with the appropriate Regional Center we will help you with all the immigration requirements of the Regional Center program.
Your Next Steps:
Now that you have learned a little about the EB-5 program, and have some questions about immigrating to the United States, please reach out to us. We will meet with you, determine your needs as an investor and discuss options available to you. Our team will evaluate and discuss your needs as an investor and advise you on the advantages and challenges of investing in the U.S. through the Regional Center program or the EB-5 program. Our goal is to meet your needs and ensure that you are able to reap the benefits of this program.
Once we have determined whether you are ready to invest in the United States through the Regional Center Program or otherwise, our team will tailor a plan of action for you. We will navigate the investment process with you, ensuring that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
We look forward to speaking with you.