The EB-5 Investor Program, a 25+ year old residency program, is being leveraged by global investors all over the world to improve the educational and employment outcome for themselves and their children.
The program provides the applicant and his immediate family with a U.S. Green Card within 24-36 months of the application upon investment of USD 900,000 in a new US business that creates at least 10 full-time jobs for American workers. Immediate family includes applicant, spouse and unmarried children under 21.
To ease the process, EB-5 applicants typically invest as passive investors through Regional Centres approved by the US government to operate in this sector. The Regional Centre then assumes the responsibility to create and sustain the jobs for the investor via its project that involves setting up a new business. After a period of 5-6 years, with a Green Card in hand, the principal amount is given back to the applicant along with a nominal return. Naturally, it is of paramount importance to invest in a sound project to ensure timely delivery of the Green Card as well as the return of principal amount after 5 years.
ActiveAvenues works with leading Regional Centres and immigration firms in the EB-5 arena to offer our clients a wide range of projects in real estate, franchise finance, bonds and healthcare with an aim to cater to individual preferences. Being EB-5 visa consultants in India ActiveAvenues assists clients to acquire the US Permanent Resident Card in the least possible time.
Given the overwhelming surge in applications from international students, the competition for acceptance in to top American universities is fiercer than ever. One of the most popular EB-5 investment options is for parents to donate the investment amount as a gift to their son or daughter and have them become the EB-5 investor. An Indian student, under an EB-5 visa: is treated as a US permanent resident, enjoys higher acceptance rates at colleges, is eligible for in-state tuition fees and scholarships and can continue live and work in the U.S. after graduation without having to rely on the unpredictable lottery based H1-B visa.
The EB-5 Program is also helpful for professionals looking to pursue opportunities in the US without being restricted to industries or companies willing to sponsor them. Other great options are for entrepreneurs looking to set up an office in the U.S. or for individuals/families looking at dual residency or immigration to the U.S. for personal reasons. Keep in mind, even those already residing in the US on a student or work visa may apply via the EB-5 Investment program and attain residency. The U.S. Green Card is voluntary and permanent residency can be given up at any time.