CITINAVI global offers US EB-5 & E-2
The new minimum investment amount will be $1,050,000, which is reduced to $800,000
if the EB-5 project is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA)
or is an infrastructure project.
(*E-2 entrepreneur visa + $100k)
EB5 REGIONAL CENTER
EB-5 Regional Center March 2022 Update
New minimum investment amounts of $800,000 in TEA and rural locations, and $1,050,000 for non-TEA locations
Ability to concurrently file I-485 adjustment of status applications with the I-526 petition (including dependents such as spouses and children)
Innocent investor and age-out protections
Regional Centers are Private Businesses that allow multiple investors to assist them in expanding their Business objectives. Regional Centers generally afford the investor a low return on investment and generally the ability to re-coupe investment.
Congress created the fifth employment-based preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category in 1990 for qualified foreign nationals seeking to invest in a business that will benefit the U.S. economy and create or save at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
Currently, there are over 2000 certified Regional Centers Projects located across the United States.
The EB-5 Regional Center Program does not require that the project or enterprise directly employ 10 U.S. workers. Instead, it is sufficient if 10 or more jobs will be created directly or indirectly as a result of the investment.
A Regional Center obtains its designation by submitting a detailed application to USCIS. Once USCIS has approved a Regional Center application, an investor seeking an EB-5 Green Card through the Program must make the qualifying investment with an approved Regional Center Project.
Before an investor can participate in a Regional Center’s EB-5 investment program, each investor must independently petition USCIS for an EB-5 visa. USCIS will determine whether the investor qualifies for the EB-5 visa. USCIS will always require a detailed review of the sources of the investor’s funds to confirm lawful tracing and origin.
Upon approval, USCIS will issue the investor, his/her spouse and children under 21 a two year Conditional Green Card. The Conditional Green Card will carry the same weight and privileges of an unconditional Permanent Green Card. Prior to the expiration of the Conditional Green Card, the investor will be required to submit an application to USCIS to request the removal of
Conditional status, for Permanent Residency.
Investor must generally invest into a certified Regional Center.
Average exit strategy allows for return of investment.
Management is on a very limited basis and investor can reside in any state regardless of Regional Center Project location.
At Risk Investment. The investment must be placed at risk and the re-payment of the investment by the Regional Center is not guaranteed.
A two-year Conditional Green Card will be issued to the investor, spouse and children Under 21.
This process will take on average 2 to 4 years for those in Countries that do not face a backlog (Retrogression).
Investor can apply for Permanent Residency status inside the U.S (where eligible)or abroad through the Consulate.
Investor will be eligible for U.S Citizenship after 5 years of permanent residency status.
The EB-5 Regional Center Program allows federally authorized “Regional Centers” to pool EB-5 visa applicants’ investments to exponentially fuel U.S. local and regional economies with projects that create and save thousands of American jobs. EB-5 visas provide permanent resident status to qualified alien investors. Among other beneficial changes, the Integrity Act contains integrity measures to increase transparency and protect foreign investors.
The Integrity Act includes the following important reforms to the EB-5 program:
A five-year reauthorization of the EB-5 regional center program through September 30, 2027.
A new section authorizing the grandfathering of any petitions on file in the event the program was to lapse again in the future.
The new minimum investment amount will be $1,050,000, which is reduced to $800,000 if the EB-5 project is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) or is an infrastructure project. A TEA includes an area of high unemployment or a rural area, and must qualify under the same requirements as the previous EB-5 regulations that were introduced in 2019. An infrastructure project is a public works project in which a governmental entity is the job-creating entity that receives the EB-5 capital from the new commercial enterprise.
Specific visa set-asides for rural, high-unemployment, and infrastructure projects.
Language to prioritize the processing and adjudication of rural petitions.
Language eliminating geographic limitations on investor capital redeployment.
Language allowing investors to count both indirect and direct positions for job creation purposes.
The Act includes numerous stringent new requirements for regional centers in relation to securities compliance, record keeping, ownership, and administration.
All regional centers will undergo a USCIS audit at least once every 5 years.
Additionally, a new integrity fund has been created in which regional centers must contribute $10,000-$20,000 annually (depending on the size of the regional center) to allow the USCIS to investigate and monitor the all of the parties within the EB-5 industry to ensure compliance.
Although the Integrity Act reauthorized the EB-5 Regional Center Program that had lapsed last year, the Act also puts the Direct EB-5 and Regional Center programs on the same footing, and therefore, both Regional Centers and Direct EB-5 companies will have to reorganize and rethink their business plans to deal with the new rigorous oversight and audit requirements of the new law.
The Integrity Act included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act has major implications for existing and future foreign investors, Regional Centers, developers, and promoters of the EB-5 Program.
EB5 INVESTMENT VISA OPTIONS
We offer a choice of several investment options for the USA EB5 :
New York, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington, Houston, Dalas
GREEN CARD INVESTMENT
The EB5 visa is essentially a green card through investment. Investors are rewarded with a green card (after two years), although these are limited to 10,000 applicants per year with 5,000 of this total reserved for regional centres. Success rates for the Eb-5 can vary and will depend on the investment type, personal situation, legal representation, regional centre and other factors.
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
The EB5 is not in itself a citizenship by investment programme. However after obtaining a Green Card applicants can apply for USA citizenship after a period of five years of Permanent Residency. A process known as Naturalization.
FUTURE OF USA EB5
The EB5 programme has been extended by Congress several times in recent years. We advise anyone considering a regional center investment for the EB5 to contact one of our consultants as soon as possible.
Private Placement Risk Disclosures
Common Private Placement & EB-5 Risk Factors
Private placements, including those offered through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, are subject to U.S. securities laws and regulations. Private placements and EB-5 offerings have extensive risks and are speculative in nature. Therefore, it is important that anyone considering participating in a private placement or EB-5 offering understand the risks associated with such offerings. Nothing contained in this website should be considered an offer to sell securities. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Only a formal, privately distributed offering memorandum and appropriate securities documents, fully executed by an accredited investor, will represent a sale of investment.
Specific risk factors for a private placement will be stated in its private placement memorandum. It is important that anyone considering investing in a private placement fully review and understand the risks associated with such offering. Individuals considering private placement offerings should consult appropriate legal or other professional advice prior to making investment decisions. Note, the content of this Website is provided for general information only to the public and shall not be construed as legal, financial, securities or immigration advice on any subject matter.
Financial Risk Factors
Below are several financial risk factors that are common among private placements and EB-5 offerings. This list is not comprehensive and official offering documents should be reviewed with an appropriate professional prior to making any investment decisions.
Investors may lose their entire investment including additional costs and fees paid
Investment capital is not guaranteed and does not have rights of redemption
Returns are not guaranteed
Investments may not be transferable or may have limited transferability
Investments are usually in an illiquid security
If investment is in a new business enterprise it may have limited or no operating history
Investments may be subordinate to other financing arrangements
Investments might not be secured against an asset or may have limited security
Fraud or misuse of funds may occur
Immigration Risk Factors (EB-5 Offerings)
An investor may be denied a visa for reasons including, but not limited to:
Providing false or misleading information to USCIS or other government agencies
Having certain political affiliations
Having certain medical conditions
Having committed certain crimes or having violated certain rules and regulations
An investor may be denied a permanent visa for reasons including, but not limited to:
Not creating the requisite number of jobs
If the investment was not sustained or at risk during the requisite investment time period
If a material change to the business plan has occurred
An investor’s child may “age out” and become ineligible for a visa under the parent’s application
If regional center designation is revoked
USCIS may revise existing policy that could cause a previously submitted petition to be denied
Congress may substantially change immigration laws and retroactively apply them
Congress may cancel or allow the EB-5 regional center program to lapse
CITINAVI global offers CANADA
Canada's Quebec suspends investment program until 2023
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will remain suspended for two more years as part of government reforms to modernize the immigration system. Applications for the QIIP will not reopen until April 1, 2023.
NEW 2019 QUEBEC INVESTOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
To qualify as an Immigrant Investor and obtain a Canada Investor visa in 2019 – 2020, you must meet all the following requirements:
The Quebec Immigrant Investor (and spouse) must show a minimum of 2,000,000 $ Canadian in Personal Net Worth (was 1,6 M$ before 2018)
The Immigrant Investor applicant must be a shareholder of a private company since at least 2 yearsor have been one for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years. If the Immigrant Investor applicant did or does not own a company, he/she must have at least 2 years of Management Experience as a paid employee in an admissible company
The applicant must take the Quebec Immigrant Investor the Financing Option and make a 1 time non refundable contribution of 350,000$ Canadian ( was 240,000$ before 2018) including all Government broker fees, OR deposit 1,200,000$ CAD for a period of 5.5 years and receive no interest on the deposit but assume many related costs
Provincial Nominee Program Entrepreneur and Investor Visa Options
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives every province and territory of Canada the power to invite applicants to come and live in their borders if they have the right skills and work experience. Most of the PNPs have at least one entrepreneur or investor visa category dedicated to people who want to who would like to expand or start their business in Canada. Want to know more about each province’s requirements?
CITINAVI global offers Latin America programs
SKYDOG EU Visa Waiver
Most Latin American countries enjoy visa free
to Schengen and the UK
Basically because Latin America has very strong ties with Spain, which advocates for a bigger travel freedom for their former colonies. In some countries, Spanish companies are the biggest investors.
Some Latin American countries enjoy living standars that could compare to those in Europe. Even if salaries are much lower in Latin American countries, living there is also much cheaper, and staying illegaly in Europe doesn’t bring any bigger advantage.
Latin american countries are recommandable destinations for Asians, MENA and Africans seeking global mobility.
Argentina (US 90 days)
Brazil (US 90 days)
Chila (US 90 days)
Colombia (US 90 days)
Ecuador (US 90 days)
Guyana (US 3 months)
Peru (US 183 days)
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay (US 90 days)
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