The EB-5 investor visa program is a twenty five year old program established by the United States government in an effort to encourage foreign investment in the United States. The program is managed by the USCIS, an agency inside the United States government focusing on the processes by which foreigners come to the United States with the intent of becoming citizens. They are also the issuers of EB-5 visas, which are, without a doubt, the fastest way to get a permanent residency permit (also known as a green card) inside the United States.
Intended to encourage foreign investment in the country, it is only issued to foreigners making an investment in a United States business that will create or preserve no fewer than ten jobs. They are most frequently issued to high net worth individuals and a few ultra high net worth individuals, as well as their spouses and children under 21 years old.
Applicants for the EB-5 investor visa program must meet a number of requirements. While it probably goes without saying, the United States government is unlikely to allow investors with ties to organized crime and terrorist groups into the program. Individuals with ties to foreign intelligence services may also find themselves excluded. On top of that, any EB-5 investor must meet a minimum capital investment amount in the business they are investing in. On top of that, the USCIS has a great deal of discretionary power in determining which businesses “qualify” for the EB-5 program, as some companies will likely be seen as a higher priority in United States economic growth than others.
EB-5 Diligence is a new company intended to smooth over the process of EB-5 investing for those individuals who wish to obtain permanent residency in the United States while also making a sound investment in the country’s business structure. While the company can not replace an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney to make their clients case before the USCIS (which is highly recommended for foreign investors seeking permanent residency), the company does, however, offer through reports on the best EB-5 investment opportunities across the United States, ranging from those just barely large enough to qualify to massive operations always hungry for new investors.
EB-5 Diligence is mostly a research company, built on the idea that EB-5 investors should know as much as possible about investment opportunities that could qualify an investor for a green card. Their research is intended to be thoroughly transparent and their regular reports (available through a subscription service) cover a wide range of businesses that will easily qualify for the program’s residency standards.
Their network of agents is world wide rather than merely concentrated in the United States and the company benefits from a global outlook on the process of finance and commerce. Their reports focus on elements such as the structure of any deals that would be made, financial projections, job creation methodologies and nearly anything else of interest to investors intent on becoming permanent residents or even full fledged citizens of the United States.