An overview of the EB-5 Investor Program

The EB-5 Investor Program is a United States immigration program that offers a pathway to permanent residency, commonly known as a Green Card, for foreign investors and their immediate family members. Established by the United States government, the Program aims to stimulate the economy and create job opportunities by attracting foreign capital investment. After an overhaul in March 2022, the Program was extended until 2027. With updated regulations enhancing integrity and investor protection, you can plan your US relocation confidently.

To participate in the EB-5 Investor Program, you must make a qualifying investment in a new commercial enterprise that meets certain criteria, such as creating or preserving a minimum number of jobs in the United States.

How the EB-5 Investor
Program works?

This is your clear pathway for you and your family to an alternative permanent residency in the United States. Here’s an overview of how the Program will work for you and your family:

  • Eligibility: To participate in the EB-5 Program, you must be at least 18 years old, demonstrate the lawful source of your investment funds and be willing to make a qualifying investment into a new commercial enterprise in the United States.
  • Investment amount: The Program requires you to make a minimum qualifying investment in the new commercial enterprise. Currently, you will need to have access to a minimum investment amount of $800,000.00.
  • Job creation: The primary advantage of investing through a Regional Center is that it allows you to meet the job creation requirement more flexibly.
  • Application process: With American Dream and our partners, you will start your EB-5 application process by filing the I-526 petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Conditional Green Card: Once you and your family have been approved, you will receive a conditional Green Card, granting you and your family conditional permanent residency in the United States.
  • Removing conditions: Within the 90-day period before the conditional Green Card expires, we will file an I-829 petition with the USCIS. This petition demonstrates that the investment has been sustained, and the job creation requirements have been met, therefore allowing you and your family permanent residency in the United States.

Your non-restrictive Green Card benefits:

  • You and your family can live and work in the US through this Investment Program
  • Take your business anywhere into the USA and conduct business with ease
  • Enrol your children into top ranked Ivy League colleges specialising in private research and academic excellence
  • Become USA citizens after 5 years
  • Enjoy visa-free travel to 160 countries
  • Invest in a strong economic climate into a Dollar hedge
  • You will receive the full amount invested back, keeping in mind that the Dollar appreciates significantly against the Rand each year

Payment options

In order to invest into this Program, you need to have $800,000.00 accessible funds – this can be through various means. A deferred payment option is available, providing a unique pathway to file your application. By submitting a down payment of $250 000 and a promissory note, you can start the immigration process. However, it is essential to provide supplementary documentation showcasing the source of the remaining funds, for example, proceeds from property sales, businesses, or investment portfolios. This approach demonstrates your active involvement in securing the full $800,000.00 before your file undergoes adjudication.