The EB-5 visa category allows a foreign national who makes a qualifying investment into a new commercial enterprise and creates at least ten jobs for U.S. workers to apply for an immigrant visa based on that investment. EB-5 investors may obtain lawful permanent residence by investing in their own business in the U.S., or by investing in an established EB-5 project sponsored by a Regional Center. Regional Center investments have been used to sponsor numerous real estate developments and other projects throughout the country, and the EB-5 Program has attracted more than $20 billion of foreign investment into the U.S. since its inception.
This program will cover:
- Basic concepts of EB-5, including the three-stage immigration process
- Direct versus regional center investments
- Investor eligibility
- Meeting the core requirements of the EB-5 visa category
- Making a qualifying at-risk investment into a new commercial enterprise
- Maintaining the investment at risk
- Demonstrating job creation
Although this course is focused on the immigration requirements of the EB-5 program, key concepts relating to the structure of EB-5 investments will be discussed from the point of view of the investor attorney or project attorney.
Recorded during a live webinar in January, 2018.