The United States government created the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program in 1990 in an effort to attract foreign investment and boost economic growth. Eligible foreign nationals can invest either $500,000 (in a targeted employment area) or $1 million in a new or existing U.S. business. When investors demonstrate that their investment has created at least ten jobs for U.S. workers, they may receive green cards for themselves and their families. Through its Regional Center program, LCR Capital Partners offers investment opportunities to meet these criteria.
The EB-5 Program offers a host of benefits to the investor, including but not limited to:
Low Cost: One-time cost of $500,000 provides green cards for investor, spouse and dependents. The minimum investment amount will likely increase to $800,000 in the near future.
Personal and Professional Freedom and Security: Investors can live, work, and retire anywhere in the U.S. and travel easily to other countries. EB-5 participants can pursue a full range of professional and business opportunities in the world’s largest economy.
Passive Investing: Through the Regional Center option, third parties manage the investments and all aspects of the project.
Healthcare: Investors can gain access to the same high-quality healthcare available to U.S. citizens.
Children’s Education: Investors’ children may qualify for state and federal financial aid and pay reduced “in-state” tuition at public universities.
Direct Path to U.S. Citizenship: Investors can apply for U.S. citizenship five years after receiving a Green Card.
Removes Uncertainty: The EB-5 program does not have any excessive backlogs (outside of Mainland China) or lotteries unlike other visa options (including H1-B, F1, and L1).
Husband, wife and any unmarried children under the age of 21. It is possible for adopted children to be included in the family. Upon approval you will receive a form evidencing approval and a travel document. You should also receive a temporary green card in the mail.
The EB-5 regulations require involvement in management or policy making. The regulations deem a limited partner in a limited partnership, which is properly structured and conforms to the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, as sufficiently engaged in the EB-5 enterprise.