There are two ways to invest within the EB-5 category:
1. Creation of a new job-generating enterprise
2. Direct investment in a troubled business
For the immigrant’s convenience (and with the intent of facilitating larger scale job-creation enterprises), Congress approved an alternative job creation program:
Direct Investment vs. Regional Centers
It is possible for companies to accept EB-5 investments directly, without working through a regional center. However, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approximately 90% of investors utilizing the EB-5 program choose to go through a regional center. The reason is the numerous benefits for both the investors and the companies when working with an USCIS approved regional center.
Facilitating the EB-5 investment through our Regional Center allows management to maintain its focus on growing the business. Additionally the Southeast Florida EB-5 Regional Center already has a pre-established network of international partners and agents to help find investors.
For investors, the Southeast Florida EB-5 Regional Center qualifies for expedited petition review. More importantly investing through the Southeast Florida EB-5 Regional Center, helps assure the investor thorough due diligence has been conducted on the project and that it meets the requirements set forth by the USCIS.
The EB-5 requirements for both methods are essentially the same, except the USCIS is less restrictive on the job creation and the investors daily involvement is less burdensome.