The EB-5 regional center program allows foreign investors to pool their funds into a limited partnership and allocate them to projects approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It provides a great alternative for those who want to avoid the higher investment and stringent job creation requirements of the traditional EB-5 visa program.
However, not all regional centers are equal, and prospective investors should heed the following tips when choose the regional center project that’s right for them:
- Look for experience. Request statistics on approval rates from prospective regional centers. Look for I-526 and I-829 approvals – they are the best indications of success.