For many foreign investors, an EB-5 visa seems like an answer to many of their problems. These investors often come from developing countries and hope that an EB-5 Visa may be the way out of a world of pollution, overpopulation and corruption and into a world of business opportunities, quality education and standard health services. The EB-5 visa program is targeted towards wealthy retirees and other investors who wish to bring their children to America. Those who apply for this visa aim to not only recapture their investments, but also make sure that their children become established in the USA.
Traditionally, the EB-5 visa program required an applicant to invest $1,000,000 into a business. He or she should also participate in the management of the business and create at least ten direct jobs. More recently, though, an EB-5 regional center program has been created in response to the economic fluctuations experienced in the country. In this new program, foreigners are required to invest only $500,000. This amount is pooled by developers and is used to fund USCIS approved projects in rural and high unemployment rate areas. Needless to say, most foreign investors opt for the EB5 Regional Center program.
Because of these foreign investments, new infrastructure, jobs, schools and other facilities have been created in different regional centers. Today there are more than 170 regional centers spread over 40 states. For investors getting an EB-5 visa is like hitting 2 birds with one stone: getting return on investment plus the chance to bring one’s family in America.
As ideal as it sounds, obtaining an EB-5 visa is easier said than done. Like any other investment, risks need to be taken before profits can be seen. Many foreigners are unfamiliar with the business strategies being used in America and thus are often at a loss as to where their money should be invested.
In addition, there has been an exponential increase in applications for EB-5 visas.
Last but not least, the application for an EB-5 visa can be an expensive, exhausting and intricate process. Without expert advice, one can easily be lost in the myriad of papers, forms and fees that need to be accomplished before a visa can be approved.
If you have a pending application or are thinking about applying but are at a loss as to what to do next, seek professional advice. We at EB5 Brasil understand that your money is hard-earned. We also feel you need to provide a safe future for your family. That is why we’ve assembled a team of experts that not only will help you obtain an EB-5 visa, but also give you advice on investing on the different regional centers. Should you have any concerns about applying for an EB5 visa give us a call and we’ll be happy answering your questions.