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The EB-5 Program

The EB-5 Program
The EB-5 Visa Process
FAQ





 
  The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program (''EB-5 Program'') is designed to attract investment to the United States and create jobs, by offering qualified foreign investors, who otherwise meet immigration requirements, an unconditional Green Card for that investor, the investor’s spouse and each of the investor’s unmarried children under the age of 21, if the investors respective $500,000 investment creates 10 new full time U.S jobs. 

The EB-5 investor/applicant may live anywhere within the US, not necessarily where the investment is made.

The EB-5 program is administered by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (''USCIS''). Under this program the Regional Center sets forth the investment that it proposes to make, such as manufacturing, entertainment, multi-family, assisted living, restaurants, medical, or any number of other job creating business opportunities. The Regional Center can cover any number of counties within one or more states so long as they are contiguous.

A prospective EB-5 investor/applicant seeking a Visa must agree to reside in the US and must invest $500,000 dollars within the Regional Center’s approved counties and areas of investment. A $500,000 investment is available in rural areas or areas within counties designated by States and approved by the USCIS as targeted economic areas with unemployment equal to or greater than 150% of the national unemployment average (TEA’s).

Each EB-5 investment, together with the administrative fee charged by ORC is held in escrow pending approval of the two year conditional green card. If the conditional green card request is rejected by the USCIS, the investment, after appeals, and if the rejection is based upon circumstances beyond the Investor’s control, is returned to the EB-5 investor along with the administrative fee.

In certain circumstances the Escrow Account may be disbursed before approval of the I-526 Petition. In that case, if the I-526 Petition is denied, after appeals and subject to the conditions set forth above, ORC will seek a substitute EB-5 investor to replace the denied Petitioner. The documents applicable to the project should be examined to determine disbursement criteria.

The EB-5 investor/applicant uses and separately pays his/her own immigration attorney (ORC will recommend at least two attorneys) to apply for the conditional green card. Once granted, the investment funds are released from Escrow into the investment vehicle and the administrative fee is released to Orlando EB-5 Investments. Currently, the two year conditional green card for an Investor takes approximately 22 - 26 months for USCIS approval.

ORC establishes a Limited Partnership for each project. The EB-5 investors are limited partners and ORC is the general partner. Projects to date in the regional center program have largely been real estate, but manufacturing, entertainment, or any project that will create 10 NEW full time U.S jobs per investor will work, subject only to investor preference. Regular reports to the USCIS are required and ORC will monitor investments and job creation.

The business project in which the investment is made must produce 10 jobs per investor. A study (business plan and economic analysis) is done for the specific investment opportunity. The study contains all the details of the specific investment, including number of jobs, location, construction costs, etc. The business plan with the required economic analysis of the investment is submitted with the EB-5 investor’s conditional green card application (I-526 Petition).