Frequently Asked Questions
What is EB-5?
What kind of investments are eiligible for EB-5?
What are EB-5 Regional Centers?
Regional Centers are run by private or public organizations or public-private partnerships that cover a specific geographical region. The advantage of investing through a Regional Center is that their investments can count indirect jobs in addition to direct jobs. Projects processed without a Regional Center can only count direct jobs.
Regional Centers also provide a one-stop service, usually bringing together immigration, financial structuring and economic modeling. About 95% of all EB-5 investments are made through Regional Centers.
What are Targeted Employment Areas?
What are the requirements of the EB-5 program for each investor?
- Invest a minimum of either $1,000,000 in a non TEA project or $500,000 in a TEA project
- The investment fund must be at risk
- The investment results in the creation or preservation of ten full-time jobs for U.S. workers, over a two-year period