How to Use the EB5 Investor Visa Program to Open US Doors

The United States opens its doors to investors through the EB5 Visa Program. With this program, officials hope to be able to attract more investors to fuel up the economy, while offering investors the opportunity for a good life with their family in the United States in return. It is a win-win situation that benefits both sides. This article will describe the EB5 program and its benefits in greater detail.

The EB5 Visa Program allows investors to live anywhere in the United States as long as they invest at least $500,000 in a government-designated regional center. With this visa, the investor is allowed to bring in his/her spouse and children below 21 years old with them for the time that they are in the US.

It will take some time for your application to this Immigrant Investor Visa to be approved. Usually, it will take nine to fifteen months assuming all requirements are met. It is very important that the applicant demonstrates the ability to invest in the United States. The applicant must also show a record of his/her assets that will support the investment, as well as the applicant’s expected living costs while in the country. It is required that all assets and subsequent sources of income have been, or will be, acquired in a lawful manner.

Please note that even if you are applying to regional centers that are designated by the government, even if these centers approve your application, this does not mean that the government is able to agree to your $500,000 investment. Regional centers are only the hub for immigration.

Upon approval of the EB5 visa, the immigrant investor will receive a conditional Green Card Visa. After two years, the investor will need to reapply for the green card. Assuming that all requirements have been fulfilled, the investor will receive a green card visa without the conditional status.

Different regional centers offer various types of EB5 visa programs. It is best to be vigilant about reviewing their offers. You should request an outline of each regional center’s program(s) so that you will be able to best select which program you should invest your money in. The marketing department of these regional centers is, of course, going to highlight only their positive points, and it is your responsibility as an investor to perform due diligence in evaluating these different offers and in making your final decision.

There are many benefits that you and your family can enjoy by investing in the United States through the Eb5 Visa Program. Some investors may think that this is a potentially good investment, yet still is very risky. Focus on the program details of each potential investment, and you will soon be able to realize if the immigrant investor visa is a good option for you, your family, and your finances.

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