EB-5 Program Overview
The EB-5 program was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 1990 to provide qualified foreign individuals with an opportunity to achieve permanent United States resident status on the basis of their engagement in a new commercial enterprise. 10,000 EB-5 immigrant visas are available each year for eligible individuals. The basic guidelines of the program require that a minimum investment of $500,000 to $1,000,000 be placed in a domestic enterprise that will create or retain a minimum of 10 jobs. In exchange for this qualified investment, the immigrant investor receives an EB-5 visa providing permanent resident status for the investor, his/her spouse and any unmarried children up to the age of 21.
Participating in the EB-5 Program can present many intimidating and complex challenges – relocation to a new country, regulatory uncertainty and financial risk. At ARCFI, we manage our clients’ funds as if they are our own and provide a superior level of service throughout the immigration and investment process.