US Residency and Citizenship by Investment Choices
US Residency and Citizenship by Investment will likely seem daunting to those that are considering a new American life. However, there are some simple steps that you can take in order to make the process manageable and less complex.
Some countries allow you to make a donation and residency is bestowed upon the investor and eligible family members. In other nations you can simply purchase eligible property and be granted residence.
“US Residency and Citizenship by Investment is different from other countries, our goal is to help you understand those differences”
Our team has assisted more than 5,400 individuals plus their eligible family members. These folks have come to the United States from over 100 different countries so what you are considering and the concerns you may be experiencing are likely similar to those experienced by past clients.
One of the best ways to ease any concerns you may be having is to ask questions. An educated consumer tends to make wise choices so take steps to educate yourself. We can help in that regard and our assistance is merely a phone call or an email away.
US Residency and Citizenship by Investment Via:
- E-2 Visa
- E-2 to EB-5 Visa
- Direct EB-5 Investment
US Residency and Citizenship via the E-2 and EB-5 Visa
Both the E-2 and EB-5 programs require the establishment or operation of a business. It is important to understand that a traditional business operation may have differing goals from a business that is serving as a vehicle for immigration.
E-2 Treaty Investor Program
The E-2 treaty investor program has requirements that are both similar and vastly different than the EB-5 program. It is critical that you know what is expected of your E-2 business in order to sustain your immigration eligibility and, should you wish to avail yourself of ability to expand your E-2 business into an EB-5 visa, exactly what that will entail.
If you are a citizen of Brazil, China, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Venezuela, Vietnam or the United Arab Emirates, you may still qualify for a US E-2 visa – see more details here.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
The EB-5 investors primary motivation would be the creation and sustainment of the required number of new jobs thereby preserving their immigration benefit.
Many EB-5 related businesses involve a “pooling” of EB-5 investors as well as a “pooling” of capital sources. It is critical you understand how these various capital sources play into one another.
US Residency and Citizenship by Investment Questions
Prior to asking questions though you need to think about what you are wanting to achieve by way of residence by investment. By this I mean are you seeking a path to US citizenship or are you just wanting to establish a business and reside in the United States? You may not be certain on this so…
“…is the best path one that leaves open the possibility of permanent residence and then citizenship?”
The questions to ask may begin with telling us you are not sure what questions to ask. Once we learn about you, your family and your goals we can easily explain the E-2 and EB-5 options that best fit your goals.
Remember, US immigration is an ever changing landscape. What existed 10 years ago is completely different from 5 years ago and both are entirely different from immigration today. Add to this the changes that may take place tomorrow and you know how important it is to get timely and correct answers to the questions you have.
- E-2 Visa
Reasonable Minimum $150,000
- E-2 to EB-5
Reasonable Initial Investment that grows to $900,000 - $1,800,000 (TEA/Non-TEA*)
- EB-5 Direct
$900,000 - $1,800,000 (TEA/Non-TEA*)
“A well thought out approach to immigration by investment should pay huge rewards”
A successful investment will have positive impacts on your family for generations to come. Conversely a poor investment could have its own lasting effects.
A well thought out approach to immigration by investment should pay huge rewards not only from a monetary perspective but also in the way life for you and your family can change in your new American life.
Our team is here to answer your questions and concerns regarding a traditional E-2 investment, an E-2 investment that you could later transition into a direct EB-5 investment and qualify you for US permanent residence, and a direct EB-5 investment.
What Makes the USA Worthy of Consideration?
America, USA, or the United States of America — a country that is known as the cultural, financial, and economic center of the globe. It is one of the most sought out countries in the world. People of all kinds and professions from students, nomads, musicians, actors, businessmen and entrepreneurs, America has it all.
With around 200 different nationalities living in the United States, the country has learned to embrace and accept diversity. Not only will you make friends with plenty of Americans, but you can expect to meet people from the world over. Maybe you’ll even run into a few expats who came from your home country.