EB-5 Investments

EB-5 Program U.S. Congress created the EB-5 Visa Program in 1990 to stimulate job creation. By linking U.S. businesses that create jobs but need capital with foreign investors that can provide capital but need a U.S. visa, the government created a “win-win-win” program.


Capital Investment Requirement

The minimum investment required to qualify for EB-5 status is US$500,000.

Employment Creation Requirements

The business in which you invest must generate at least 10 new jobs per investor.


Investor subscribes to EB-5 qualified project, deposits required US$500,000 and pays administrative fee. Investor’s immigration attorney prepares and files I-526 petition to USCIS.

Month 1-15

USCIS reviews I-526 Petition. If Petition is accepted, Investor receives a conditional Green Card for 2 years. If Petition is denied, US$500,000 is returned to Investor.

Year 2-3

Approved Investor, spouse and all unmarried children under the age of 21 can live, work and travel anywhere in the U.S. and abroad without restrictions with conditional Green Card valid for 2 years.

Year 3-4

90 days prior to expiration of conditional Green Card, attorney files I-829 petition to remove conditions based on job creation confirmation.

Year 4-5

Investor is returned the US$500,000 at risk investment or maintain the equity position with generous returns.

EB-5 Models


Replaces a portion of developer’s equity

Typically returns 8% to 10% IRR

No specific term, 5-10 year avg. hold


Replaces a portion of construction loan

Interest payment of 1% per annum

5 year loan term

EB-5 Team

Regional center with more than 200 approvals in the past two years.

Our lawyers (Arnstein and Lehr) have more than 120 years of existence and have represented over 200 EB-5 projects.

Our fiduciary agent (NES Financial) has monitored more than 400 successful EB-5 projects.

Our job creation calculated by Wright Johnson, the leading company in economic impact studies recognized by USCIS.

Hilton Canopy West Palm Beach

Development Cost:

Projected IRR for EB-5 investors:
9% a year

Hilton Canopy West Palm Beach

Development Cost:

Projected IRR for EB-5 investors:
9% a year

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