What is EB-5?
EB-5 stands for Employment Based Fifth Preference. It is an immigrant investment program that was established in 1990. The goal of the program was to attract international entrepreneurs to the United States who would then create businesses and jobs. Any alien who uses capital to invest in a new enterprise that creates 10 jobs or more may immigrate to the United States under the EB-5 classification.
What are the minimum qualifications?
Invest at least $1,000,000 in a new commercial enterprise associated with a regional center. If the new commercial enterprise is located within a targeted economic area (or “TEA”) the minimum investment amount is $500,000. The new commercial enterprise must create at least 10 new full-time jobs.
What is a Regional Center?
An organization, either public or private, that sponsors capital investment projects for EB-5 investors. Investments made through a regional center can take advantage of a more expansive concept of job creation including both direct and indirect jobs.
What are the benefits of using a regional center?
No day-to-day management required by the investor Credit for both direct and indirect jobs The investor can live anywhere in the US The investor can be retired
Is the North Texas EB-5 Regional Center (“NTRC”) a USCIS approved Regional Center?
Yes, NTRC Capital was approved by the USCIS on October 18th, 2010.