​USCIS administers the immigrant investor program, also known as “ EB-5 “, created by Congress In 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign Investors.  Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5  visa also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS Based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

The immigrant investors, or EB-5, program is a highly beneficial permanent residence option for the wealthy individual.  Since there is not quota waiting list in this preference category, It enables to obtain permanent residence status more expeditiously  than with most other options.


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To qualify for the provisional program foreign investors must :
ï    Demonstrate that a qualified investment is being made in a new commercial enterprise Located within an approval Regional Center.   

-    At least $1,000,000 in general or at least $500,000 in qualifying Targeted Employment Area (TEAs)

ï    Using reasonable methodologies, that 10 or more jobs are created either directly or indirectly by the new commercial enterprise through revenues  generated from increased exports, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increase domestic capital investment.

ï    Source of Funds.  Funds  for the investment must come from a lawful source

ï    Lawful source of funds include : profits from the sales of a property, stocks or bonds

The foreign investor must complete the application of  Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur Form( Form I-526) to US Citizenship and Immigration Service(USCIS).
Once an EB-5 applicant signs an agreement to invest  funds in a project to GW Bridge Fort Lee Regional Center and provides all necessary documents , $500,000 is qualified by targeted employment area(TEA), deposited in a secure bank escrow.   The applicant’s immigration attorney submits paperwork on his/her behalf  to USCIS.  Once the application is approved and escrowed Funds are released to the  project,  the applicant and his/her family will meet directly with U.S. Consulate to be  issued a conditional Green Card,  valid for two years. The applicant is free to emigrate at this time.  Before the two year conditional Green Card Expires, the applicant must submit an application to United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)  requesting a permanent  Green Type your paragraph here.