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EB-5 Regional Center Projects
To encourage immigration through the EB-5 category, Congress created the EB-5 Regional Center (Pilot) Program in 1990. EB-5 Regional Centers are considered to be any government approved entity, organization or agency, which focuses on a specific geographical area of the United States and that seeks to promote economic growth, increased regional productivity, job creation and domestic capital investment. The investment requirement is only USD$500,000 if a Regional Center is in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), which is either in a rural or high unemployment area of the United States. Additional guidelines to the EB-5 Regional Center (Pilot) Program are as follows:
- Foreign investment into the Regional Center Program must be made prior to submission of the EB-5 application. This is vital for obtaining approval of the initial I-526 petition which shows that the invested funds were legally earned.
- All investment ventures are managed by various General Partnerships, which are authorized to sell Limited Partnerships in the program to foreign investors who wish to pursue permanent residency with a “Green Card” in the United States.
- The Regional Center Pilot program does require the alien investor enterprise to create 10 full-time positions, unlike the regular EB-5 program that requires the investment to create a minimum of 10 “direct” jobs for U.S. Citizens, the Pilot Program simply requires that a minimum of 10 direct or indirect full time jobs for U.S. citizens be created as a result of the investment which makes this program more attractive and popular among foreign investors.
Our website provides a comprehensive list of all the designated and approved EB-5 Regional Centers in the United States.