- Direct investment: Investors establish a new company by themselves, acquire an existing business establishment, or open a subsidiary or branch of business in the US. In the form of direct investment, investors must invest USD 1,000,000 and create 10 full-time direct jobs for local people for 2 consecutive years.
- Indirect Investment: Investing in a trust through a Regional Center into a Project approved by the US Government with a minimum investment of 500,000 USD and creating a minimum of 10 jobs for indigenous people in the 02 consecutive years. Especially with this form of investment, the minimum investment of 500,000 USD will be returned after 5 years.
WHAT IS THE EB-5 PROGRAM?
The EB-5 program is an opportunity for foreigners who want to immigrate to the US with their families through an investment. Invest in a project and create jobs for American workers. The EB-5 program started in 1990, it stands for the phrase “Employment Base Fifth”. Each year, the US government issues a maximum of 10,000 EB-5 visas to foreign investors, including Vietnam. Every year Congress must reapply.
HOW MANY TYPES OF EB-5 INVESTMENT PROJECTS ARE AVAILABLE?
What are the differences between the types of EB-5 projects? There are 2 types of EB5 investment projects: Regional Center & Direct EB-5
Regional Center: The review period is long because USCIS will have to review the major projects and capabilities of each regional center. USCIS will have to consider the job creation model from the project through the Regional Center.
Direct EB5 (Independent Direct Investments not through Regional Center): The review process is simpler and saves more time. Just after the construction and project go into operation, the Project Owner submits to USCIS (USCIS) the number of workers hired to the project according to USCIS standards.
HOW MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD ARE THE EB-5 INVESTMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE US GOVERNMENT?
There are 48 countries including Vietnam.
WHAT ARE THE INTERESTED BENEFITS OF INVESTORS UNDER THE EB-5 PROGRAM?
The investor (spouse / child under 21 years old) is granted a permanent US Permanent Residence Card and is entitled to apply for citizenship 5 years after obtaining the Permanent Residence Card.
Investor payback 500,000 USD after 5 years +% profit per year.
Free admission to elementary, middle and high school American public schools.
Tuition fees for public colleges and universities only cost one quarter of the cost of foreign students.
Enjoy the same benefits as US citizens (health, education, social security benefits …) – No need to apply for a Visa in and out of the US.
Live, study and do business anywhere in America.
TO JOIN IN THE EB-5 PROGRAM, HOW MUCH MONEY MUST THE INVESTOR HAVE?
Standard investment project is 1,000,000 USD. There are special projects approved by the US Homeland Security Department, the investment amount is lowered to 500,000 USD. Investors must also prepare an additional amount of administrative fees and attorney fees to complete the investment procedures.
WHAT FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING A PROJECT THAT SAFE TO REDUCE RISK?
The economic efficiency of the project.
Group of lawyers / economists takes care of dossier procedures, appraises and selects projects to introduce to investors.
The project owner’s payback plan.