Investment in a U.S. enterprise through the EB-5 immigrant investor program is one pathway toward obtaining a “green card,” or permanent residence in the U.S., for individual investors and their spouses and children. Carroll & Associates, PC’s EB-5 attorneys and skilled staff have a long roster of highly satisfied investor clients from all over the world. We can help you understand the requirements and risks associated with the EB-5 program, review investment documentation for compliance with EB-5 program rules, and assist you with each step of the EB-5 process.
Qualifying for a Green Card through the EB-5 Program
Eligibility for permanent resident status through the EB-5 program requires an investment that meets the following criteria:
• The investment must be made by you, the investor, and not by your company or any other entity, with personal funds.
• The investment must be made into a qualifying enterprise, meet the minimum investment amount of $500,000 or $1 million USD applicable to that specific enterprise, and be fully at risk in a business sense.
• The funds you use for your investment must be shown to have been lawfully acquired, whether it be from a loan, a gift, the sale of real property or other assets, earnings from employment or investments, inheritance, or other lawful source.
• To satisfy this requirement, you should be prepared to provide detailed documentation of the history of your investment funds for a period of at least 5 years (and frequently longer) prior to the investment.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in source of funds matters and will assist you to establish your lawful source of funds relying upon documentation for your particular situation. To facilitate this process, we strongly recommend that you work with an experienced EB-5 attorney on these issues prior to moving any funds.
Carroll & Associates works with you to develop EB-5 compliant fund transfer documentation tracing the movement of your funds from their source to the EB-5 investment enterprise. Investors from some countries may encounter currency export control restrictions, and in other cases special foreign or U.S. government permits or licenses may be required. Carroll & Associates has many satisfied investor clients from over 35 countries, including:
Pakistan | China | Iran | UAE | Egypt | Venezuela | Brazil
Vietnam | Angola | India | Mexico | South Africa
EB-5 investments are not fully passive, as the law requires the investor have an active role in the management of the enterprise, whether by holding a management position or by holding a policymaking role. Due to the requirements of U.S. securities laws, most EB-5 investors must have a net worth of at least $1 million USD or have annual income equivalent to $200,000 USD.