THE EB-5 PROGRAM

An EB-5 Visa, also known as an “Immigrant Investor Visa”, was created to provide foreign nationals the opportunity to obtain U.S. permanent residency for themselves and their immediate family members in return for investing in a specially approved American business.

THE EB-5 PROGRAM

An EB-5 Visa, also known as an “Immigrant Investor Visa”, was created to provide foreign nationals the opportunity to obtain U.S. permanent residency for themselves and their immediate family members in return for investing in a specially approved American business.

American Investment Immigration Benefits

Education

After your EB-5 application is approved, you and your family will have access to the world’s best education whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary level. You will have an increased acceptance rate and decreased tuition when compared to foreign or out-of-state students.

Business

As an American Permanent Resident, you are free to work, continue or start a business without the need for extra visas or sponsors. The world’s largest economy will be at your doorstep and you will have access to jobs not available to work visa holders.

Retirement

With the Investment Immigration Program, you or your family are not tied to work or education requirements. This means your family can enjoy life surrounded by world class healthcare, divine landscapes, and endless sports, cultural and arts activities.

Live Anywhere

You will be free to live, study, work, retire in any of the 50 states. This means you could be living in any of the metropolitan areas like New York City or perhaps take advantage of the famous California weather.

Citizenship

Once granted American Permanent Residency you will be eligible to apply to become a US Citizen and Passport Holder after 5 years. This makes EB-5 a decision that will affect generations to come.

Program Basics and Process

The U.S. government’s Immigrant Investor Program provides foreign nationals with an opportunity to obtain U.S. permanent residency (also known as a “Green Card”) for themselves, their spouse and all unmarried children under the age of 21.


The process for gaining a Green Card through the EB-5 program can be simplified to the following steps:

 

Step 1.

Free Consultation

Have a free consultation with one of our experts to see if this program is the right fit for you and vice versa.

Step 2.

Project Selection

Finalize US Government Approved Project selection with your Ellis Island Capital expert.

There are many great projects to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. If you haven’t seen a project before, rest assured that these are very big and very safe projects.

Click here to see a now-closed project and read for yourself!

Step 3.

Specialist Immigration Attorney

Work with a specialist immigration attorney to prepare your ‘Source of Funds’ documentation and application package.

Incorrect Source of Funds documentation is the biggest reason that people are denied an EB-5 Visa. Investors want to make sure to work with an attorney that has experience with dealing with Source of Funds documentation from their home country as there are unique challenges from each country.

Step 4.

Invest and File

Invest the funds into the US Government Approved Project and file the application.

The US Government will NOT process your application until the full investment is in place.

Step 5.

Processing

The US Government will process your application. Depending on when you invest and file, and depending on the project, your application could be approved in as little as 2 months or as long as 20 months.

Step 6.

Return of Funds

The Investment amount is returned in full after 5 years. The interest given on the investment will depend on the project you invest in.

That’s it! You get to keep your US Permanent Residency forever and even apply for American Citizenship and Passport if you so wish.

28 Years EB-5 Program has Been Running

USD 30 BILLION + Invested in Economy

325 Thousand + US Jobs Created

30 Thousand + Families Living in USA Thanks to EB-5

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Program History and Milestones

IMMACT 90
As part of The United States Congress’ Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90), Congress established the EB-5 program to stimulate the U.S. economy by giving foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to permanently live in America after they have invested in an American commercial enterprise.
Program Update
The EB-5 program was again updated. This time the update made it mandatory for investors to provide proof that EB-5 investments originate from lawful sources. One of the biggest reasons for a denial today is incorrect source-of-funds documentation.
1.8 Billion
Total yearly EB-5 Investments passed 1.8 Billion USD for the first time during the 2011/2012 fiscal year. This was an increase of almost 1 Billion USD during the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
Fresh Demand
As the program grows in popularity worldwide – Total yearly EB-5 Investment passes 5 Billion USD for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. This represents an increase in demand worldwide with investors from China, Vietnam, Brazil, and India accounting for 96% of total EB-5 Investors.
Regional Centers

1In 1993, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program to increase interest in the EB-5 visa program. This new pilot program established EB-5 Regional Centers. Today, investment through regional centers accounts for 98% of all investment.

IRCU
The Investor and Regional Center Unit (IRCU) was created in 2005 to facilitate processing and provide effective oversight, coordination and uniform standards governing all aspects of EB-5 matters. The creation of IRCU swiftly increased processing times within USCIS for EB-5 applications.
Chinese Interest
Chinese investors continued to grow in numbers. In 2014 they reached their highest number accounting for 85% of global market. This massive demand has resulted in a 12-year wait for late-to-act Chinese investors.
1990 IMMACT 90
As part of The United States Congress’ Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90), Congress established the EB-5 program to stimulate the U.S. economy by giving foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to permanently live in America after they have invested in an American commercial enterprise.
1993 Regional Centers
In 1993, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program to increase interest in the EB-5 visa program. This new pilot program established EB-5 Regional Centers. Today, investmen through regional centers accounts for 98% of all investment.
1998 Program Update
The EB-5 program was again updated. This time the update made it mandatory for investors to provide proof that EB-5 investments originate from lawful sources. One of the biggest reasons for a denial today is incorrect source-of-funds documentation.
2005 IRCU
The Investor and Regional Center Unit (IRCU) was created in 2005 to facilitate processing and provide effective oversight, coordination and uniform standards governing all aspects of EB-5 matters. The creation of IRCU swiftly increased processing times within USCIS for EB-5 applications.
2012 1.8 Billion
Total yearly EB-5 Investments passed 1.8 Billion USD for the first time during the 2011/2012 fiscal year. This was an increase over just under 1 Billion USD to from the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
2014 Chinese Interest
Chinese investors continued to grow in numbers. In 2014 they reached their highest number accounting for 85% of global market. This massive demand has resulted in a 12-year wait for late-to-act Chinese investors.
2017 Fresh Demand
As the program grows in popularity worldwide – Total yearly EB-5 Investment passes 5 Billion USD for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. This represents an increase in demand worldwide with investors from China, Vietnam, Brazil, and India accounting for 96% of total EB-5 Investors.

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