The EB5 Investor Visa Program is one of the most sought-after investor programs in the US. The EB5 Visa allows you to gain Permanent Residence of the US by investing $500,000.
Since the EB5 Visa involves huge investment, it has its own share of risks. These risks may also affect your application process.
What are the risks involved?
There is a chance that you may invest in a fraudulent venture or be the victim of a scam. EB5 Visa frauds can be tough to identify and complicated to tackle. The regulatory bodies of the US like USCIS, SEC, and FINRA are doing their best to protect all applicants. However, it is prudent to stay alert and discerning.
Inherent risk means failing to fulfil the minimum job creation requirement in the mandated period. As an investor, you need to choose a project which has the potential of creating jobs for American citizens. If the project that you invest in fails to create the mandated number of jobs in a stipulated time period, then your Green Card application will be denied.
The most common option for investors in the EB5 Visa scheme is to invest through Regional Centers. Even though a Regional Centre in the US may have the Govt.’s approval, it still does not guarantee the safety of your investment. The US Govt. maintains the right to revoke the Certification granted to any Regional Centre in the US, as per Equities.com.
How can you invest safely for the EB5 Visa of the US?
A serious investor should be committed to continuous monitoring and background checks. You have to be abreast of all the progress made by your investment project. Even the smallest error on your part could not just affect you financially but also your Green Card aspirations.
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