We encourage you and your representative to carefully read and understand the following questions and answers to have a better understanding of the Florida EB-5 Regional Center and the EB-5 Visa Process.
Interested investors should begin by contacting our office or clicking “Register here to Start” on our web site. We will answer your questions and provide you with all the necessary information to get started.
Yes, your qualified $500,000 investment allows your spouse and your unmarried children, who are under the age of 21 at the time of your EB-5 application, to receive their own EB-5 visas.
Yes. You must prove that you and any accompanying family members are in good physical and mental health, and do not have any diseases.
No. There are no education requirements for EB-5 visa applicants and the investor is not required to have any prior business experience.
No, it is not required.
An investment of $500,000 is required, which will be verified by the USCIS to have been lawfully gained.
As each Project is different, please contact us for a list of current administration fees.
Under USCIS regulations, the investor must demonstrate that investment assets were gained in a lawful manner. Requiring the Investor to prove their investment funds were obtained through lawful business, salary, investments, property sales, inheritance, gift, loan, or other lawful means. This may be accomplished through certificates by the investor’s licensed accountants, lawyers, court records, salary statements, tax statements, real estate documents and the like.
A Targeted Employment Area is a geographic area designated by the State of Florida and defined as a rural area or an area which has experienced high unemployment.
The investments will all be located in Targeted Employment Areas within the state of Florida.
When you sign the Subscription Agreement you will wire the amount of your investment plus the Administration Fee to our Escrow Account at CitiBank. The CitiBank Escrow Agent will hold 100% of your $500,000 USD investment deposit until your initial EB-5 Visa petition (USCIS Form I-526) is approved. After your I-526 is approved, your money will be released to the Project.
Investments are structured to ensure capital preservation, while offering an attractive return on investment through a diverse investment portfolio. Under the law, however, the Regional Center cannot guarantee profit or the return of the principal investment. Any such explicit guarantee would invalidate your EB-5 visa petition.
The Florida EB-5 Regional Center cannot provide legal advice; however, an investor representative will help guide you through every step of the immigration process.
The conditional green card is valid for a two year period. The “unconditional” green card has no expiration date.
The investor, spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 at the time of the I-526 petition.
The first requirement of any investor after they receive the visa at the United States overseas consulate office is to enter into the United States within 180 days of visa issuance from the consulate. The investor must then establish residency in the United States. Evidence of intent to reside includes opening bank accounts, obtaining a driver’s license or social security number, paying state and federal income taxes, renting or buying a home. The United States resident may work overseas if required based upon the nature of the business or profession. For those permanent residents living outside the U.S., we suggest the investor and family re-enter the U.S. no less than once every six months
There are two ways to become a U.S. citizen. One is by being born in the U.S. or being born to a U.S. citizen. The other way is by naturalization. The first step in becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization is to receive a Green Card. Being a Green Card holder for 5 years is one of the basic requirements for qualifying for naturalization. A second requirement is being physically present in the U.S. for 30 months during the 5 years prior to the naturalization application. Once becoming a U.S. citizen, an individual is entitled to benefits including the right to vote and hold public office.