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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When Must Investors Show EB-5 Job Creation In Direct Projects?

When must EB-5 investors show EB-5 job creation in direct projects? Is there a deadline? Other common EB-5 job creation questions include: How many jobs do investors have to be credited with creating? What types of jobs count? How do investors prove EB-5 job creation to USCIS? Which is more strict, direct project job creation or regional center project job creation?

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How To Market EB-5 To Brazilians

The EB-5 immigrant investor visa is marketed differently to investors depending on their country of origin. For example, the EB-5 market in Brazil is vastly different from the EB-5 market in China...

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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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Brazil’s Growing Interest In EB-5

Brazil has quickly become Latin America’s largest EB-5 Program participant. In April, EB-5 Investors Magazine hosted an EB-5 convention in São Paulo, Brazil, offering a two-day networking and educational event. The conference attracted nearly 300 attendees...

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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。


How To Evaluate An EB-5 Regional Center

There are currently more than 900 entries on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services list of approved EB-5 regional centers. With so many to choose from, what is the best way to evaluate an EB-5 regional center and determine if it’s the right one for you?

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How To Determine EB-5 Project Viability

Investors can now choose from more than 700 EB-5 regional centers and each one probably has a fancy brochure flaunting all the bells and whistles you’d get if you invested in their projects. So, how do you get past all that advertising and determine true EB-5 project viability?

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The Latest EB-5 Updates And Changes

In the recent weeks some proposed EB-5 updates and changes to policies have passed while others are still in talks. The EBa-5 updates and changes to policies that passed have a much lower impact on EB-5 investors than the proposed policies that are still in limbo...

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The 10 Most Important EB-5 Green Card Benefits

What is the EB-5 Program, what are the benefits, and how can foreign nationals obtain these EB-5 green card benefits for their families? The EB-5 Program was created by Congress in 1990 as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy through capital investment and job creation. In exchange for investing $1 million, or more often $500,000, into a qualified new commercial enterprise and creating 10 jobs for U.S. workers, foreign nationals and their immediate family members can obtain U.S. green cards (lawful permanent residency status)...

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EB-5 Funds Development Of Two Hyatt Hotels Near LAX

California Real Estate Regional Center (CaRE), an EB-5 developer, is building two Hyatt-branded hotels on Century Boulevard next to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. The location is currently a...

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Take The EB-5 Visa Questionnaire & Find Out Today If You’re Qualified To Invest

Take our quick and simple EB-5 visa questionnaire to determine your eligibility for the popular EB-5 visa program.Why take the EB-5 visa questionnaire and find out today if you’re qualified? Each year, the EB-5 Program grows in popularity due to its numerous benefits...

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Demand For EB-5 Visas Grows In These Countries

The demand for EB-5 visas is growing in multiple countries according to a new report given by the Chief of the Visa Controls Office at an IIUSA conference on April 23rd. Take a look below to find out where the demand is growing, what the statistics reveal and how this will impact potential EB-5 investors...

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The 5 Basic EB-5 Visa Requirements Plus Tips

Here are the 5 basic EB-5 visa requirements as well as a few tips that can help with the process. While the EB-5 Program can appear simple, the EB-5 visa requirements can be overwhelming due to the sheer amount of...

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