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 (i.e salary, gifts of money from family and friends, profits made from sale of real estate or other assets, loan, and more)
- $500,000 "at risk" investment in a 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.