Nov 25,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: What is the timeline for transferring the EB-5 investment to the project?

Generally, EB-5 applicants must invest with the project prior to filing their application (I-526E petition) with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  By virtue of the EB-5 program, foreign nationals can receive Green Cards for themselves and their dependent family members (spouse and children under the age of 21) on the basis of …

Nov 18,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: Must existing EB-5 applicants invest more upon an increase in the minimum required capital contribution?

No, pursuant to new legislation, namely the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA), passed in March 2022, existing EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program investors are protected from future legislative changes to the program. The EB-5 program allows foreign investors to obtain U.S. Green Cards with a minimum investment of $800,000 in a government pre-approved real estate …

Nov 11,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: What is the importance of working with an experienced EB-5 advisor?

The process of obtaining your Green Card through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program can be simple and hassle free if you work with an experienced EB-5 advisor.  With an investment of $800,000 in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, the EB-5 program enables foreign investors to obtain U.S. Green Cards for themselves and …

Nov 04,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: Does an EB-5 applicant have to live in the same state in which their investment is located?

An EB-5 applicant who has invested in a government pre-approved regional center hosted project is not required to live in the same state or geographical area in which the project is located.  The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals to obtain the United States Green Card by investing $800,000 in a new commercial enterprise in the …

Oct 28,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: Can funds from salary savings be used for an EB-5 investment?

Yes, funds derived from salary savings may be used to satisfy the minimum capital contribution requirement of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. By participating in the EB-5 program, foreign nationals can obtain the United States Green Card by investing $800,000 in a government pre-approved real estate project in the U.S. This government immigration program requires …

Oct 21,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: Can funds from a shareholder distribution be used for an EB-5 investment?

Yes, funds derived from a shareholder distribution may be used to satisfy the minimum capital contribution requirement of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The EB-5 program requires an investment of $800,000 in a government pre-approved real estate project in the United States. The program allows foreign investors to obtain U.S. Green Cards for themselves and …

Oct 14,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: What are visa set asides?

Visa set asides are a new category of reserved visas under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program created by the United States Congress by virtue of the passage of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) in March 2022.

Oct 07,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: What is a regional center?

A regional center is a private or public economic unit designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with the goal of promoting economic growth in the United States.

Sep 30,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: What are the benefits of participating in the EB-5 program?

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program provides a number of benefits to its participants. Through an investment of $800,000 in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, foreign nationals can receive Green Cards for themselves and their qualifying dependents. Here are the top five benefits of participating in the EB-5 program.

Sep 23,2022 ALCD Team

EB-5 Question of the Week: Can gifted funds be used for the purpose of an EB-5 investment?

Yes, you may use gifted funds to satisfy the minimum capital contribution requirement of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.