EB-5 Regional Center Investment

EB-5 Regional Center Investment

 

A “regional center” is a designation granted by USCIS on the basis of a proposal for economic growth in the particular geographic area.  In other words, a “regional center” is an entity organized in the form of a company or an agency that has received USCIS designation to operate within the rules of the EB-5 Program.

EB-5 investors who invest with a regional center are not required to submit tax and payroll records to evidence 10 full-time jobs were created per investor.  Instead, evidence of job creation is in the form of expert analysis by an economist.  Additionally, unlike direct EB-5 investors, regional center investors can live anywhere in the U.S. regardless of the location of the regional center since they need not be involved with the day-to-day management and operations of the enterprise.  All other EB-5 eligibility requirements remain the same for the regional center affiliated EB-5 investor.

As of mid-2013, USCIS has designated more than 300 regional centers that are spread throughout the United States. However, only a small percentage have track record of both I-526 and I-829 approvals.  Therefore, it is very important to choose a proven regional center with a history of past success.  ILG will provide guidance on how investors may perform due diligence on regional centers and guide them through the entire process of investing in an EB-5 regional center.

 

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