As an EB-5 investor, you must consider whether you are eligible for the program. Because of the complexity of the EB-5 program and U.S. immigration law, we recommend that you engage the services of an experienced immigration attorney in this research.
You must determine whether you wish to invest directly or via an EB-5 regional center. Investors who invest via regional centers have limited management responsibilities, which is ideal for those who wish to invest solely to receive a green card. Another major benefit of regional center investment is the relaxed job creation requirements. To be eligible for a EB-5 green card, EB-5 investors must create at least 10 new full-time jobs with their investment, but projects working with regional centers can count indirect and induced jobstoward the job count.
If you’ve determined that the EB-5 Regional Center program aligns with your goals, you need to look for a suitable EB-5 project. A good EB-5 project poses both low financial risk and low immigration risk.
Another factor you should consider when looking for a suitable EB-5 project is its targeted employment area (TEA) designation. EB-5 projects in TEAs, defined as high-unemployment urban areas or rural areas of fewer than 20,000 inhabitants, are subject to a minimum investment amount of $900,000, half of the otherwise required $1.8 million.
To receive additional information on our EB-5 Project through our EB-5 Regional Center that would allow for you to invest $900,000 in a TEA or Targeted Employment Area, please use the contact us page.