The EB5 visa program continues to get national media attention and provides an attractive way for foreigners to get their green card. More and more EB5 regional centers are being introduced intensifying the competition for foreign investment dollars. The EB5 visa program is an immigration program that allows foreign investors to obtain a green card for $500,000 dollars of investment in a United States approved EB5 project, as long as the investment will create 10 American jobs.
I just recently returned myself from a 10-day visit to Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen meeting with migration brokers for an EB5 approved mixed use real estate project in the state of Vermont called Prospect Place .
I posted about doing business in east Asia last year when I attended a Vermont trade mission delegation with Governor Douglas. The EB5 program answers the “how do you get a green card” question but is not as easy as it sounds and takes enormous commitment and perseverance to solidify the EB5 Funding and ensure all the project criteria is met for the foreign investor. There are close to 110 regional centers in the United States approved by USCIS and more coming online all the time. Most principles setting up regional centers overlook the resources necessary to properly run a regional center and keep track of how investors get a green card. For more information on the EB5 industry and trends feel free to visit a new website we launched EB5-VISAS.com