How the EB-5 Visa Program Works:
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Step 1: Getting Started
The first step is to contact us! Talk to Pensacola EB5 about your situation and see if you qualify for the EB5 Program.
Step 2: Conditional Green Card
Qualified investors investing through a Regional Center receive a conditional green card valid for two years. Upon receipt of conditional permanent resident status, the investor and immediate family are entitled to the same benefits as other lawful permanent residents.
Step 3: Apply for Your Permanent Green Card
Simply file your I-829 application to remove your conditional status and receive your permanent green card. At this point, the Regional Center is required to provide proof of job creation on your – the investor’s – behalf.
Step 4: Get Your Permanent Green Card
Once the conditions are removed at the end of the 24-month period, the investor and his immediate family members become permanent green card holders and can later apply to become U.S. citizens.
The EB-5 visa program is one of the most flexible paths to a green card available. The immigrant investor is not required to manage the business’ day-to-day operations, can invest in an existing business or a new business, and the investor is not required to live in the region where the investment is made.
Additionally, funds may come from any legal foreign or US source; including gifts, loans, and divorce settlements. Borrowed investment funds qualify as long as the assets of the target US business do not secure the loan.
Learn More about the EB-5 Visa Program
In 1992, the U.S. Congress created the Regional Center Pilot Program to promote immigration and investment through the EB-5 program and also encourage foreign investment in the United States. The Regional Center Pilot Program allows for a portion of allowable annual EB-5 Visas to be set aside for foreigners who apply through a USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) approved Regional Center.
A Regional Center is a private commercial enterprise, corporation, or regional governmental agency with a targeted investment program within a defined geographic region. In many ways, the Regional Center program mirrors other successful, long-standing investment-employment based programs in the UK, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
Pensacola EB5 is a USCIS designated regional center that focuses primarily on investment opportunities for qualified projects located within targeted employment areas.
Using a USCIS approved job creation methodology, Pensacola EB5 develops and maintains detailed economic reports to measure and verify direct and indirect job creation for qualified projects.
An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa through a designated regional center must make a qualifying investment of $1.8 million and show that at least 10 jobs were directly or indirectly created through that investment.
However, certain rural and high unemployment areas (TEAs – Targeted Employment Areas) qualify for a reduced capital investment of $900,000. A targeted employment area is an area that has experienced an average unemployment rate of at least 150% of the national average unemployment rate. TEAs may now include cities and towns with a population of 20,000 or more outside of metropolitan areas.
Pensacola EB5 is a USCIS-designed regional center that focuses primarily on investment opportunities for qualified projects located within targeted employment areas.
Using USCIS-approved job creation methodology, Pensacola EB5 develops and maintains detailed economic reports to measure and verify direct and indirect job creation for qualified EB-5 projects.
Interested in the EB-5 Visa Program? Contact Pensacola EB5!
Are you interested in applying for the EB5 Visa Program? Pensacola EB5 can help you learn more and walk you through every step of the process. Ready to get started? Simply contact us at 850-393-9455 or online today!
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