“The current opportunity for direct EB-5 investment at $500,000 may not last long,” said Silverman. “Those foreign nationals looking to immigrate to the United States should act quickly to take advantage of the lower investment threshold. Successfully navigating the source-of-funds process is vital to a successful immigrant petition. This process presents a specific set of challenges for potential investors from the Middle East.”
While it is clear that USCIS wants higher minimum investment amounts, it is unclear when direct EB-5 investments might return to the $900,000 minimum.
Silverman emphasized that investors shouldn’t wait. “Anyone thinking of making an investment needs to take steps now to get their funds in place and begin the source-of-funds documentation process. The window of opportunity to invest at $500,000 is closing even faster than many had guessed. Time is short.”
Interested investors should attend the webinar on September 9. Enquiries should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa has long been a gateway to the United States for foreign nationals living abroad, as well as by those already working or studying in the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas including H-1B, L-1B, and F-1. Thousands of families from all over the world have successfully immigrated by making a job-creating investment in a U.S.-based business enterprise. The EB-5 program has facilitated billions of dollars of foreign direct investment into the United States and created tens of thousands of jobs over the last three decades.
EB5 Affiliate Network is an internationally known EB-5 investment fund manager, regional center operator, and consultancy that has facilitated more than $1 billion of investment under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program. EB5AN works with firms in multiple industries to create high-quality direct and regional center-sponsored investment offerings throughout the United States. EB5AN’s investment funds serve immigrant investors from more than 60 countries with a portfolio of low-risk investments in world-class business ventures.
Fragomen is a leading immigration law firm established in 1951 that has expanded from a respected domestic U.S. immigration practice to a global organization with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East.
Kristi Q. Ngo is an associate at Fragomen who specializes in EB-5 and advises clients on direct and regional center investment and source-of-funds strategies. She has spoken at various conferences and was named one of 2018’s “Top 5 Rising Stars” by EB5 Investors Magazine.
Mitch Wexler is a partner with Fragomen with 36 years of experience in immigration law. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law and has been recognized multiple times as a “Top 25 Immigration Lawyer” by EB5 Investors Magazine.
EB5 Affiliate Network