A business developer has two options when seeking to use the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to develop and fund its projects:
(1) a Direct EB-5 Investment, or
(2) an investment funded under the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
Deciding which option to use as part of your capital stack has various pros and cons. Both can allow you to offer a foreign investor the ability to obtain a green card in exchange for their capital contribution to your business. The principal difference between the two options comes down to the methodologies used in and the time-constraints impacted by job creation. This is because only an EB-5 Regional Center is permitted to create jobs 间接 根据项目的支出和收入，以及 诱发 正如经济影响研究预测的那样，在当地经济上的支出。如果一个项目不隶属于EB-5区域中心，那么它仍然可以从EB-5资本中获益 - 但它可能只依赖于 直接 工作。
3. 什么时候初始投资者可以提交? A direct project can have its investors file their petitions immediately upon having a set of EB-5 compliant materials (e.g. a business plan, corporate documentation, and proof of the actual project’s imminent commencement). A Regional Center project is able to do the same for new projects only after being sponsored by an approved Regional Center.
6. USCIS申请费. A direct project owner does not have to pay a filing fee to have his project approved by USCIS. Each investor filing under the project will pay their own filing fee. A project seeking to fund through an existing USCIS-approved Regional Center will not need to pay a USCIS filing fee; the filing fee is only required when the Regional Center seeks its designation, when a project wishes to have an exemplar approval, or if a Regional Center needs to file an amendment with the USCIS.
在当今的商业贷款和投资资本市场上，当传统的资金来源可能越来越不可用于工业发展，房地产，建筑和风险资本寻求业务时，EB-5移民投资者计划引起了极大的兴趣。今天，越来越多的企业选择寻求EB-5资本，无论是通过直接EB-5项目，通过组建区域中心，还是通过现有区域中心获得项目许可，以寻求和吸引成千上万的愿意投资至少50万美元的外国投资者有机会获得绿卡。在HarrisLaw，我们代表EB-5区域中心项目，这些项目已经寻求EB-5资本筹集，从1000万美元到2.5亿美元不等。我们还代表了较小的直接EB-5项目，其中所寻求的集合资金仅为50万美元。我们致力于确保我们的客户在EB-5计划中取得成功，我们致力于通过我们在IIUSA，全美最大的EB-5行业贸易协会，美国移民律师协会（AILA）等组织中的成员资格，以及通过Michael A. Harris被佛罗里达律师协会认证为移民和国籍法专家。