US EB-5 Investor Visa - RIF Trust

1990

year the EB-5 investor started

$800,000

minimum requirement

30-36 months

months processing time

Created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the country’s economy, the EB-5 Investor Visa Program offers you the opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residency (and obtain your Green Card) through creating jobs and investing capital.

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The United States of America houses some of the world’s most advanced hospitals and universities, so it’s the ideal location to raise a family. The EB-5 Investor Visa will also give you access to the public education system at all age levels. There are thousands of private schools too, many of which are multilingual and provide a route to some of the world’s highest-ranking universities as well.

Benefits of the EB-5 Investor Visa

You’ll be free to reside in states free from state-level income tax, including Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and, also, Wyoming.

After five years of permanent residency in the US, you can then apply for full US citizenship.

The US is home to some of the most advanced medical institutions, plus plenty of private schools, and also some of the best universities in the world.

Who Can Get USA Residency

  • Firstly, over 18 years old
  • Also, with a valid government-issued ID such as a passport
  • Next, be healthy with no communicable diseases
  • Plus, have at least $800,000 capital to invest
  • Lastly, be able to prove you’ve sourced your funds legally

  • Firstly, over 18 years old
  • Secondly, with a valid national ID such as a passport
  • Finally, have a clean bill of health

  • Still unmarried

Programme Requirements

To qualify for the US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, you must fulfil ONE of the following investment options AND meet other requirements:

OPTION 1. Create a New Business
  • Invest at least $1,050,000 USD into the business which can, however, be reduced to $800,000 if investing in a designated Targeted Employment Area
  • Create at least 10 full-time employment positions
  • The business must benefit the US economy by providing goods or services to US markets
  • You must also be involved in the day-to-day management of the business
OPTION 2. Invest Passively in a Regional Center

An EB-5 Regional Center is an economic unit, public or private, in the US, involved with promoting economic growth. As with option one, this starts from $800,000 USD.

While there are over 700 Regional Centers, many do not have active projects nor are they in compliance under the new regulations so it is important to select the right one. RIF Trust can assist you here. 90% of our clients choose this option.

Other Requirements and Benefits

As a US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program applicant, you mustspend five years of legal residence in the country to qualify for US citizenship. 

The world’s largest economy is the perfect base for business-minded people and investors. You can live, work, study, or, indeed, retire anywhere in the US, not determined by where the investment is made.

Your children have access to the US education system. In addition, the source of funds can be a gift such as that from a parent.

Speak to a global expert

The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

Application Process

  • MONTHS 1-2

    Client onboarding begins

    We commence our process, appropriately enough, with Form 1. This enables us to carry out the initial RIF Trust due diligence. Following the successful screening, we will provide you with a Client Agreement (CA) to review and sign. At this stage, we will also recommend a US EB-5 immigration attorney to assist with the overall process.

    You will also be required to select a qualifying investment. For those interested in a Regional Center (passive investment option) it is important to consider those with a successful track record history associated with EB-5 projects. RIF Trust will help guide an EB-5 investor through the selection process.

    The legal team will complete all necessary government forms and supporting documents. They will closely liaise with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to comply with the programme parameters.

  • MONTH 3

    Application review and submission

    Before submitting your documents, we comprehensively rereview your application to ensure that it meets all the specific requirements of the EB-5 Investor Programme.

    Next, our legal team will submit the relevant forms to USCIS. Then, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services undertakes its own due diligence and studies all the paperwork

  • MONTHS 3-27

    EB-5 Investor Petition processing

    If your application is successful, USCIS processes the EB-5 Investor Petition. Depending on the volume of applications, this can take between a few months and a couple of years.

  • MONTH 27

    Obtaining a provisional Green Card

    We complete the form for you and your family as well to receive conditional permanent residency visas. After completion, RIF Trust file this with USCIS.

  • Months 30-36

    Receiving residency

    Finally, USCIS issues you your conditional permanent residency visas. These become unconditional. Once they do, you become eligible to apply for US citizenship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you’ve submitted your I-526 immigration petition, the US EB-5 Investor Visa processing time can last between 29 and 61 months, according to the most recent US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimates.

You’ll be required to make a minimum investment of US$800,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). This is a rural area or area with an unemployment rate of at least 150 percent of the national average.

You can also make a minimum investment of US$800,000 in a Regional Center (pre-approved by the USCIS) or make a minimum investment of US$1.05 million in a new commercial enterprise as well.

After five years of legal residence within the country, you will then be eligible for US citizenship. This is only available to those who have upheld their residency status, as per the requirements and considerations. Generally, Residency by Investment can be a route to citizenship.

Speak to one of our global experts and begin your journey today

Our team operates in over 20 countries worldwide, securing second citizenship or residency in desirable locations and unlocking a brighter future.

  • 30-36 months application processing time
  • The EB-5 visa has no language requirements
  • Family members can attend any U.S. college or university

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