How The EB-5 Program’s Relationship With Chinese Investors Is Changing

This article discusses the latest issues affecting EB-5 applicants from Mainland China. For the last 6 years, investors from China have been allocated more than 80% of the available EB-5 Program visas. But in the last few...

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July 2018 EB-5 Visa Bulletin News

The U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the July 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin. The July 2018 EB-5 visa bulletin reveals one new change. What’s the same? Final action dates for EB-5 applicants from Mainland China and Vietnam are...

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What Types Of Businesses Qualify To Be EB-5 Projects?

[dropcap]Are[/dropcap] there limits on what types of businesses can qualify to be EB-5 projects? Nearly any type of lawful for-profit businesses can qualify to be EB-5 projects. As long as the business is structured properly, the type of business can be almost anything.

Here are a few examples of common types of businesses that may qualify to be EB-5 projects:

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  • Condominiums
  • Hotels or Resorts
  • Apartment buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Mixed-use commercial properties
  • Franchises
  • Wineries
  • Healthcare facilities

What are the basic EB-5 project requirements? To fulfill the program requirements an investor must:

  1. Invest in a new commercial enterprise project. In certain cases, an investor can invest in a troubled business.
  2. This project must be at-risk. An investor cannot receive guarantees that they will get their money back.
  3. The amount an investor places in escrow depends on the location of the project. If the project is located in a targeted employment area, or rural area, they must invest $500,000, otherwise, they invest $1 million.
  4. The EB-5 investor must create or prove that 10 full-time jobs will be created for U.S. workers within the project.

These requirements must all be fulfilled at the time that the investor files his or her I-829 Petition to Remove Conditions. If an EB-5 investor’s I-829 petition is approved then they become eligible for unconditional lawful permanent residency in the U.S.

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EB-5 第三方托管账户与典型第三方托管账户有什么区别?

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要具备 EB-5 计划资格,海外投资者必须将 50 万美元(某些情况下为 100 万美元)投资资金转账到具备资格的 EB-5 项目。最常用的转账方法是使用 EB-5 第三方托管账户,这不是您的标准第三方托管账户。

EB-5 第三方托管账户可以让投资者放心。投资者将在 I-526 申请批准后释放第三方托管资金。这样能为他们的投资带来重要安全保障。

EB-5 第三方托管账户与传统第三方托管账户有以下不同。

不是所有银行都提供 EB-5 第三方托管账户。根据银行的风险承受能力,他们可能不愿意提供 EB-5 第三方托管账户。因此,投资者及其代理应进行尽职调查,找到不仅愿意在 EB-5 第三方托管账户中存放资金,而且具有此类账户丰富经验的银行。原因在于,EB-5 是一个高度专业的领域,没有这种账户经验的银行可能会发现这一过程难以处理,或者更糟糕的是,不值得他们投入时间。

建立 EB-5 第三方托管账户可能需要很长时间。投资者团队和开发商务必通力合作,提前建立账户以处理可能出现的所有 EB-5 问题。EB-5 投资者希望投资条款结构合理并尽快锁定到位。如果不满足所有移民和安全法规规定,EB-5 投资者可能面临申请拒绝或推迟。EB-5 计划制定这些法规规定是为了防止欺诈,但遗憾的是,经常会导致 EB-5 长时间拖延。

找到具体了解并具有 EB-5 第三方托管账户经验的第三方托管代理对于投资者的成功至关重要。此外,如果营销材料中具有符合 SEC 的可靠第三方托管协议结构,项目开发商可以从中获得巨大利益。

如果您还有关于 EB-5 第三方托管账户的问题,请给我们发邮件。


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