Ideal Location ® International works not only with Americans investing abroad but also with foreigners investing in the United States. Most people are aware that one can obtain a green card and immigrate to the United States through family or employment sponsorship. But an exciting yet lesser known way to obtain the U.S. green card is through a passive investment of at least US$500,000 in a business enterprise that creates at least 10 new jobs. is program is known as the EB-5 Immigration.
The EB-5 Immigration Investment Program grants non-Americans and their immediate family members green cards in the U.S. and a path to citizenship in a very timely manner. To apply, an immigrant investor must invest at least US$500,000 in a commercial enterprise. e immigrant investor and his/her family are issued a “conditional green card” to immigrate to the U.S. After 2 years, the conditional status is removed upon a showing that the investment created at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers and “unconditional” or permanent green cards are issued.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is suitable for people from all walks of life: professionals, business people, persons wanting to facilitate their children’s education and attend U.S. colleges and universities, persons seeking a new or better life, and persons wanting to retire in the U.S. Quite simply, the EB-5 visa gives you the opportunity and flexibility to do what you want in the U.S.
To simplify the program for foreign investors and allow for more efficient investment, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has designated certain areas throughout the country as “Regional Centers.” ( contact us for details on regional centers )
These Regional Centers are operated by independent investment companies that gather investments into rural areas or areas of high unemployment. Investment companies manage the funds and provide the information needed to demonstrate the creation of 10 jobs at the time the foreign investor applies for a permanent green card. The investor is not required to live within the Regional Center, but can choose to reside anywhere in the U.S.
STAGES TO GAINING U.S. CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INVESTMENT
- Invest US$500,000 in Regional Center
- Submit Petition to U.S. Immigration
- Petition approved in 30-90 days
- Adjust Status if already in U.S. or Receive Conditional Green Card through Consulate if outside U.S.
- Remove Conditions after 2 Years
- Apply for Citizenship after 3 Years
This program has excellent immigration benefits coupled with strong financial opportunities and allows immigrants to live anywhere in the U.S.. You can diversify your risk, gain access to the U.S. for you and your family and expedite the path to citizenship.
The legal team that Ideal Location ® International works with representing clients in the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program has a history of success in obtaining investor visas and speaks Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi and Polish.