The EB-5 visa (U.S. government site) allows eligible investors to become U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) by investing $500,000 to finance a U.S. business. The investment must create at least 10 American jobs.
In June 2021, a federal judge struck down the 2019 EB-5 “modernization” regulation. The 2019 regulation had increased the investment threshold from $500,000 to $900,000. The US government official who issued the regulation had not properly been appointed to his post, in violation of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA).
In parallel, the EB-5 Regional Center program expired on June 30, 2021 with no expectations of a reinstatement of the program until after September 2021 (at the earliest).
Our EB-5 direct clients are able to plug into our cumulative franchise network of 100+ EB-5 eligible franchises to power their business search and analysis.
We have vetted operators (generally the franchisor themselves) who can support the day-to-day operations of the business, while the EB-5 investor oversees the financial and strategic direction of the company. This is vital for those investors who are unable to reside in the U.S. on another visa (like the E-2 visa) while the EB-5 visa is being adjudicated.
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Many types of business and investments;
The U.S. “green card” does not expire nor do minors lose it when they turn 21;
Live and work anywhere in the U.S. for any company.
High initial investment;
Must meet job creation requirements in two years;
Lengthy processing times (over 12 months).