United States: The banks to consider if you're looking to open a new account overseas
The USA remains one of the most sought-after destinations for investors. The US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program offers an efficient route to permanent resident status (a green card) in a short period of time.
The US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with government-approved regional centers based on proposals for promoting economic growth.
For those who wish to acquire permanent resident (‘green card’) status in the USA, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is the most efficient way to acquire such status. Since 1990 when congress created this program, each year, the USA government allocates a substantial number of visas for individuals who wish to make a significant, qualified investment into the country that can generate jobs for the USA economy.
Varying processing time
Citizenship after 5 years of legal residence
Green cards granted to the investor and their spouse and unmarried children under 21
Requirements of USA residence by investment
The US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program requires that a foreign individual invests into a new commercial enterprise that is associated with government-approved regional centers based on proposals for promoting economic growth. Fulfil one of the following investment options: • USD 1,050,000 into a non-targeted employment area project. • USD 800,000 into a targeted employment area project in a rural area or an area with high unemployment. Create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified USA workers • After the successful applicants have received a green card, the funds must stay invested until permanent resident status is granted (roughly five years). Approved applicants will receive conditional green cards for a period of two years. The conditions on the green card are then removed at the end of the two years upon demonstrating to USA immigration authorities that the jobs were in fact created or maintained. The transition from conditional to regular green card does not affect what the green card holder can do in the USA. Individual applicants must have a net worth in excess of USD 1 million and provide proof that their funds come from legal sources. They must intend to reside in the USA for a sufficient period to maintain their green cards (for example, enter the USA at least once every 180 days) and maintain ties with the USA.
This is a non-immigrant visa which means that you will not be able to acquire a green card visa but you will still be able to live and work legally in the United States. The steps to acquire it • Show that you have an active, functioning and real business. You cannot get your visa for a business idea, it has to be one that already exists. • The investment does not have a minimum amount to receive approval, this amount has to be the amount of money needed to make your particular business work. • Generate a business plan that shows that your business has a minimum of 5 years functionality. • Own more than 50% of the business • Have obtained the money for the business in a legal manner. This is renewable depending on your country indefinitely. It is also family friendly because if you are married your husband or wife will also receive a work permit and your children will be able to access a public school education.
Steps to follow
Step 1 - Preliminary Check:
Our specialized team will review the documentation submitted to verify that the immigration requirements are met. In addition, we will verify the transparency of investment funds. As a result, we will have a background check report and signed contract.
Step 2 - Choose of Investment:
You must select the investment option that most convinces and suits you, so that later we can start the process. If you decide to obtain residency through real estate investment, we will help you choose your property based on your needs and desires.
Step 3 - Preparation of documents and sending to the corresponding agency:
We take care of everything: we obtain the criminal record certificates, we fill out and complete the government forms, we certify the documents before a notary, we do the translation and apostille everything (this service has a separate cost), and then we send it to the residence. We present your documents independently and with strict compliance with the requirements, as well as monitoring the progress of the application. As a result, we will confirm the receipt of the documents by the government.
Step 4 - Due Diligence check:
Once the residency agency receives all the documents, the applicant's background check begins. In the event that additional documents are required during verification, we will handle those requests.
Step 5 - Case Investigation:
We look forward to a positive resolution and receive the new documents together with you. If necessary, we can also help you with other operational, commercial and even domestic matters (including the arrangements of additional documents).
Step 6 - Receiving residency:
When the investment and all fees are paid, you receive the certificate of residence. Then, these documents are sent to you, so that after the wait, you can start enjoying them.
Does this residency allow me to obtain citizenship?
Yes, citizenship is allow after 5 years of legal residence.
For how long will I have the residence?
Approved applicants will receive conditional green cards for a period of two years.
What documents are required?
• A completed application form with a photograph. • A copy of your passport. • Documents that prove your income is legal. For example an employment contract. • Certificates of no criminal records. • Health insurance policy. • Payment documents confirming the payment of state duties and fees. • Documents confirming the fulfillment of the investment conditions stipulated in the application.
Can I bring my family in this experience?
Yes, green cards granted to the investor and their spouse and unmarried children under 21.
Is dual citizenship accepted in the United states?
Yes, you can have dual citizenship with 64 countries, such as the UK, Australia, and Canada.
With what currency must the residency programs be paid?
This residency program should be paid in Dollars.
How strong is the American visa?
The U.S. passport ranks seventh in the world when it comes to access. Americans can get into 186 international destinations without applying for additional visas in advance.
Can the residence be purchased with an investment in Real Estate?
The USA Program allows foreign investors to purchase real estate in the county and apply for a green card.
In what cases can my application be rejected?
Most of the applications are authorized, however there are some reasons why you may have difficulty with this residency. Such us: • Having criminal records. • Lack of documentation. • Do not meet the minimum time in the country.
The main applicant must go to the USA?
Yes, once the residence permit is issued it must be collected in person from the issuing authority in USA.