The United States is a popular destination for those who want to live, work, study, and travel abroad. The US immigration system is complex and can be difficult to navigate without the help of an immigration attorney or agency. We tell you about the main ways to access this benefit.
The American residence or Green Card in the United States is an immigration status that allows foreigners to live and work legally in the United States, without worrying about having to return to their country of origin due to immigration problems.
One of the most common ways to obtain US residency is through an immediate family member, who must already have permanent resident status. Another very common way is through marriage, which must be validated according to the laws of the country of origin.
It is also possible to apply for US residence if the person has demonstrated extraordinary abilities in some specific areas such as education, sports, science, among others. Or also if you have a job offer from a company established in the US.
But the safest way and one that does not require external factors is through the EB-5 Program, which with an investment of more than 800,000 USD offers the option of accessing the Green Card.
Obtaining a Green Card for investment
As we have seen, the permanent residence card of the United States, also known as a Green Card, can be obtained in several ways for those who want to live in the USA.
One of them is investing through the EB-5 program. That meeting certain requirements will allow the interested party and his family to enjoy all the benefits that the country offers.
The EB-5, also known as the investor visa program, aims to stimulate the economy in emerging areas of the country through foreign capital. And for a foreign investment to be considered within this program, it must be destined for a specific type of project.
Among the specifications, is to meet requirements such as the generation of at least 10 full-time jobs and the participation of relatively new companies. In addition, the investor must have a minimum capital of 800,000USD. Amount that may decrease if the fund is allocated to a project in a rural area or with high unemployment (Target Employment Area).
Process to obtain the Green Card in the EB-5 Program
The first step to apply for an EB-5 visa is to locate a project with the requirements established in the program. Then, the investor must hire an immigration attorney to apply to enter the program, completing Form I-526.
In this step, the interested party must make the investment of 800,000 USD and make the origin of the capital used transparent, for which they must have a legal source and route of funds.
The next (optional) step is, once the first form is approved, to present a second document known as Form I-485 that will allow obtaining an immigration status to reside in the USA while obtaining the Green Card.
Once this period has elapsed, the investor is now in a position to adjust his immigration status from “non-immigrant” to “permanent resident”. Procedure that is recommended to carry out through a lawyer.
The average time to obtain a Green Card is 2 to 3 years. Although this period can be reduced if it is a project of national interest or located in a rural area.
EB-5 Financial Return on Investment
EB-5 investors can be sure that the capital used will be fully returned, offering increasingly attractive rates of return within the market.
The process begins with the capital investment of 800,000USD. Then, throughout the entire process, the investor will receive fixed annual returns in dollars.
And finally, once the project selected for the program is finished, the investor will be granted a distribution of benefits in addition to what has already been obtained.
Investing in BAI Capital is investing in the United States
BAI Capital or Become American Investor LLC is a boutique firm with more than 12 years of experience specializing in raising, investing and managing private capital. Mainly, for capital investments in real estate development projects in the United States.
With a presence in the real estate sector in the states of Florida, Texas and New York, we specialize in generating value from the acquisition of land to the development of large-scale projects, such as residences for the elderly, student residences, multifamily buildings for rentals. and mixed-use, including condominiums and retail.
Our mission is to safeguard the capital of the partners and the own capital under the minimum risk exposure. With a safe development and going through all the stages: Land purchase, adjustment of urban zoning, commercial vision in architectural development and management of building permits. Then, we take charge of the capitalization, construction and exit with return of the capital and profits to the partners.
In this way, we guarantee fixed and stable returns for your client portfolio. In addition to having a confidential work protocol with encrypted web forms. Use of protected personal data and private meetings with our agents throughout Latin America.