In this video Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick Esq. clarifies the differences between the EB5 Regional Center process and the individual EB5 project
The major advantage of the regional center as compared with an individual EB-5 investment is that indirect employment creation is allowable. In many cases, the sole remaining issues are tracing the funds from the investor to the regional center and proving the lawful source of the investor’s funds. This eliminates the need to deal with the many complicated issues involved in an individual EB-5 petition for which the investment enterprise has not been pre-approved, such as whether the investment entity qualifies as a “new commercial enterprise;” whether the investment is in a “troubled business;” and whether the requisite “direct employment creation” has taken place.
In addition, the regional center option is advantageous because: The foreign national can live anywhere he or she wishes in the U.S.; The foreign national can work anywhere he or she wants; or not work, as he or she pleases; The foreign national’s children may stay in the U.S. and study in the U.S.; and The foreign national can travel in and out of the U.S. as frequently as he or she desires.
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