How EB-5 Professionals Can Help in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted both everyday life and the global economy. The hospitality, retail, and travel industries have experienced a downturn in the wake of the virus, while e-commerce, medical equipment manufacturing, and merchant fulfillment centers have seen an unanticipated boom. All industries have had to adjust to this new reality, and the EB-5 investment world is no exception.

EB-5 Regional Centers

The tourism, hospitality, and retail industries form a large portion of the EB5 investment opportunities available through EB-5 regional centers—and are among also the industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. EB-5 regional centers are working to adapt to these new changes in the market by diversifying their offerings.

Specific impacts for EB-5 investors can vary from project to project. As a result, more and more potential EB-5 investors are seeking counsel from experienced EB-5 professionals, such as EB5AN, to help navigate these changing markets and better ensure successful immigration for themselves and their families.

EB-5 Professionals

EB5AN first priority is to guide and ensure a path to permanent residency in the United States for our clients and their eligible family members. Our second goal, equal in importance, is the security of our clients’ EB-5 investment capital.

Irrespective of the pandemic, EB5AN always seeks out EB-5 projects in industries that are both currently flourishing and expected to continue growing. By taking advantage of prevailing market trends, EB5AN continues to provide its EB-5 investment participants with a greater assurance of obtaining an EB-5 immigrant visa, as well as a return on their investment. We are confident that the projects we present to clients meet all the requirements for eligibility in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Program Requirements

To obtain a U.S. green card through the EB-5 investment program, investors must make a lawfully sourced minimum capital investment of $1.8 million in an approved new commercial enterprise (NCE) or qualified distressed business. A $900,000 reduced investment is possible if the NCE is in a targeted employment area (TEA), a designation for certain rural or high-unemployment areas. Furthermore, this EB5 investment must either preserve or create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers that last a minimum of two years. The investment capital must remain at risk for the entire period of investment.

EB5AN maintains a 100% success record of I-526 and I-924 project approvals for its clients. The team at EB5AN can help prospective EB-5 investment participants sail through the changeable pandemic markets and the challenges of the EB-5 investment process itself. With forward-thinking analysis and sound market research, EB5AN can help investors secure a better life for themselves and their families in the United States, even after a pandemic.