EB-5 Florida Hotels & Investments
Who & why our Regional Center?
EB-5 Florida Hotels and Investments is the Regional Center specializing in the Hospitality & Commercial Real Estate industry in South Florida, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
As an entity committed to the best practices in the EB-5 Regional Center Program industry, we go above and beyond to ensure that every investor secures their Green Card in the minimum time required. We are dedicated to enhancing value by partnering with qualified project developers that provide know-how and expertise in areas of construction and cost control. Our team includes a licensed General Contractor that supervises every aspect of our projects and acting as Owner Representative, can assure that investors money is well preserved and managed according to the plans and scheduling.
We maximize investor value by mitigating risk in all our projects assuring investors get their expected results and meet immigration milestones on time. It is essential that every project we represent is validated and supported by premiere partners in the EB-5 industry in compliance with market best practices and standards according to job creation, immigration rules, regulations and financial market laws and guidelines.
What is EB-5?
The United States government created the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program in 1990 in an effort to attract foreign investment and boost economic growth. Administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the program allows eligible foreign nationals to invest between $ 800,000 and $ 1,050,000 via and escrow agent through our designated Regional Center, and after demonstrating that the investment has created ten jobs, a green card is issued for investor, spouse and all unmarried children under 21.
When will my Green Card be ready?
Once the I-526 petition is filed, the length of time for an investor to pass the U.S. Consulate interview and receive a conditional green card is approximately 30-40 months. It is important to note that each investor’s particular situation is different (i.e country of origin, processing center, policy changes) adjudication processing times are often unpredictable, subject to USCIS adjudication delays.
How does EB-5 Work for me?
Low Cost: One-time cost of $800,000 (in a TEA) or $1,050,000 (Non-TEA) provides green cards for investor, spouse and dependents.
Personal and Professional Freedom & Security: Investors can live, work, and retire anywhere in the U.S. and travel easily to other countries. EB-5 participants can pursue a full range of professional and business opportunities in the world’s largest economy.
Healthcare: Investors can gain access to the same high-quality healthcare available to U.S. citizens.
Children’s Education: Investors’ children may qualify for state and federal financial aid and pay reduced “in-state” tuition at public universities.
Low operational involvement: Via our Regional Center, the investment, all aspects of the project financing, development, delivery and operation are managed by our expert team.
Direct Path to U.S. Citizenship: Investors can apply for U.S. citizenship five years after receiving a Green Card.
Removes Uncertainty: Because the EB-5 program is a direct path to a green card and subsequently citizenship we avoid the temporary status and challenges with lottery visa options that we find in the H1-B, F1, and L1.
What are EB-5 requirements?
Foreign investors must meet specific (USCIS) requirements to obtain their permanent residency. The investor must meet capital investment amount requirements, job creation requirements, and ensure that the business receiving the investment qualifies for the EB-5 program. Per U.S. law, the EB-5 investor cannot be offered any guaranteed return of principal on the "at risk" invested amount. A background check proves an investor is not a convicted criminal, has no history of financial fraud, and has not previously violated U.S. immigration laws. Additionally, the source of the funds comes from a lawful source (salary, gifts of money from family and friends, profits made from sale of real estate or other assets, loan, and more)
- $800,000 "at risk" investment in a TEA or $ 1,050,000 in a Non-TEA
- Funds come from lawful source
- Investor is not a convicted criminal or broken U.S. immigration laws
- The investment must be made in a for-profit U.S. commercial entity
- The investment must create 10 full-time U.S. jobs for two years
EB-5 visa applicants, their spouse, and their unmarried children under 21 will obtain their permanent residency green card once all requirements have been successfully met and approved by the USCIS.