As a designated Regional Center under the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center Program, EB-5 New York State's role is to help qualified Foreign Investors gain permanent U.S. residency in conjunction with their investment into a job-creating project.
What is an EB-5 Visa?
A Foreign Investor who is approved under the EB-5 Regional Center Program is eligible to gain Permanent Residency in the United States for the investor, his or her spouse and minor children under age 21.
US Permanent Residence holders can:
- Live anywhere in the U.S.
- Travel freely into and out of the U.S.
- Attend U.S. schools
- Work or retire in the U.S.
- Take advantage of U.S. healthcare
The EB-5 Regional Center Program is only available to qualified foreigners who invest $500,000 or $1 million into a commercial enterprise in the United States which is designed to create 10 new US jobs for each investor.
What is the role of EB-5 New York State?
In 2009 the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services designated EB-5 New York State as a Regional Center. As such, EB-5 New York State facilitates the investment of EB-5 capital into job creating commercial enterprises in New York State. A Foreign Investor applying under the EB-5 Regional Center Program makes his or her investment into one of those job creating commercial enterprises.