The purpose of the EB-5 Program is to promote the immigration of people who can help create jobs for U.S. workers through their investment of capital into the U.S. economy.
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CSA – Combined Statistical Area or Metropolitan Statistical Area
DS-230 – If investor still in home country; must process through local U.S. consulate or embassy.
EB-5 – Employment Based 5th or Immigrant Investor Program (visa program for foreign individuals who invest certain amount of capital in new commercial enterprise).
I-485 Application (for EB-5 investors already in the U.S.).
I-526 Petition (investor submits to get EB-5 Investor Green Card).
_Final step of EB-5 process.
_Applicant becomes unconditional permanent resident (remove 2 year conditional status).
_Submitted to USCIS 90 days prior to anniversary date applicant first received conditional residency.
_Application proves investor met all requirement of EB-5 visa program.
_USCIS often issues permanent green card 6 to 8 months after I-829 submitted.
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INA – Immigration and Nationality Act
Investor (Government terms) – Foreign national, Alien entrepreneur, Immigrant investor
LPR – Lawful Permanent Resident
MSA – Metropolitan Statistical Area or Combined Statistical Area
NOID – Notice of Intent to Deny _Will be sent after the USCIS has received the response to their RFE and determined that the evidence is insufficient to approve the EB-5 petition.
PM – Policy Memorandum
PPM – Private Placement Memorandum _The legal document that provides the investor with the risks involved with any investment and the rules that govern the Regional Center.
RFE – Request For Evidence _Issued when the USCIS feels they need more information from the applicant to make a decision on a case.
Subscription Agreement – This is an agreement for an investor and an LLC in which the investor is subscribing/investing. It is from the LLC position.
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TEA – Targeted Employment Area (lowers investment amount from $1.8M to $900K. Must be located in either a rural area or in a location that has high unemployment).
TEA rural area – Rural areas must not be within a metropolitan statistical area as labeled by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. A rural area must also not be on the outskirts of a town or city that has a population of 20,000 residents or more as determined through the U.S. Census.
TEA high unemployment area – An EB-5 project location must experience an unemployment rate of at least 150 percent of the U.S. national average to receive TEA designation due to high unemployment. High unemployment areas must also be in a county or metropolitan statistical location that has a population of 20,000 residents or more.
USCIS – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – http://www.uscis.gov/aboutus
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AN INVESTMENT IN A PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF SECURITIES THAT IS CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR APPLICANTS TO THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (“USCIS”) FIFTH PERMANENT WORKER VISA PREFERENCE (“EB-5”) PROGRAM ARE SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS AND INVOLVE A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. INVESTORS MUST BE PREPARED TO BEAR THE ECONOMIC RISK OF SUCH AN INVESTMENT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND A TOTAL LOSS OF THEIR INVESTMENT. IN ADDITION, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT AN INVESTOR’S EB-5 APPLICATION WILL BE APPROVED BY THE USCIS. PLEASE SEE ALL OFFERING DOCUMENTS FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION.
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SAA Cedisus EB-5 Projects provides information about investment projects throughout the United States that are offered pursuant to the EB-5 program administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a program initially enacted as a pilot in 1992, and regularly reauthorized since then, investors may also qualify for EB-5 classification by investing through regional centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. On May 5, 2017, the President signed Public Law 115-56 extending the Regional Center Program through September 30, 2018. For more information please see www.uscis.gov
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“EB-5 investments” refer to a type of private placement investment, typically created by developers or sponsors in the construction, hospitality, or other job creating industries, that are designed to meet the requirements of the fifth among five Permanent Worker Visa Preference Categories (EB-1 through EB-5) established by the USCIS. Its official title, the Employment-Based Immigration: Fifth Preference (EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – https://www.uscis.gov/eb-5 to find out more) offers high-net worth non-U.S. persons, including members of their immediate families, the opportunity to obtain U.S. “green-cards” or permanent residence status. One of the requirements of this specific visa category is that the applicant must invest (typically US $900,000) in a new commercial business that generates 10+ jobs per investment for U.S. workers. Accordingly, the construction, hospitality, and other similar industries, have responded by designing private placements that raise capital for EB-5 compliant projects. EB-5 private placement investments are usually at-risk debt instruments with an investment period of anywhere from five – seven years that might pay an interest rate of anywhere from 0.5% to 1% annually. The immigrant investor would make such an investment with the placement issuer while simultaneously submitting, typically through their immigration attorney, the EB-5 application to the USCIS.