Complexities and Rewards of EB-5
Under the EB-5 program, foreign nationals who invest between $500,000 (in certain low-employment areas) and $1,000,000 dollars in approved U.S. businesses are eligible for permanent residency after the U.S. government confirms that their investment created at least 10 American jobs.
Foreign investors can invest in any type of for-profit lawful business entity by creating a new business, buying an existing business that is restructured or reorganized, expanding an existing business, or pooling (when multiple EB-5 investors combine their money to invest in an enterprise). In addition to the minimum investment amount required by the program, the project must provide a benefit to the U.S. economy in the form of goods and/or services, it must create at least 10 full-time employment positions, and the investor must be involved in the daily management of the company.
However, it is important to understand that the EB-5 program is not a guarantee. Projects and applicants are thoroughly scrutinized by the U.S. government. Furthermore, like other investment vehicles, these projects are sometimes subject to bad luck, poor planning/execution, and, in some circumstances, misrepresentation. In such cases, investment funds, as well as immigration status are lost.
Nevertheless, concern over investment failure, security, or fundamental misunderstanding about the EB-5, should not throw doubt over a program that can yield financial and legal benefits. With guidance from a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dedicated expert, navigating the world of EB-5 is not as complicated and overwhelming as it may seem. Buda Law Group relies on our background and expertise with EB-5s to give our clients the solid foundation necessary to find or create successful and financially stable investments. The team at Buda Law Group ensures that the investor/applicant has the best possible case when applying for this EB-5 opportunity.
If you have any questions, the team here at Buda Law Group will gladly answer them. Please reach out to us to find out more or get a competitive quote on our legal immigration services.
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