The EB-5 Visa grants business immigrants looking to move to the United States a green card, and eventually permanent residency through investing and creating job growth, usually in the form of investing $1 million or $500,000 in high unemployment areas.All EB-5 Visa applicants must be able to invest the previously mentioned amount and be able to provide a minimum of 10 full-time jobs through the invested business.
While both provide access to a green card and then
Bigger chances of
Most regional centers are only in specific industries and tend not to branch out from them, which sometimes may not interest a potential investor. Why invest in an industry that's not quite familiar or interesting? With
Direct investment means better control over the business
When an EB-5 Visa applicant invests directly, that also means a greater control of the business being invested into. Rather than have a regional center making all of the executive decisions.
Greater control also means more involvement
On top of having greater control of bigger decisions in the business, direct investors can also have greater control in the daily operations of that business. Instead of only guessing how the business might be doing, direct involvement means seeing growth and daily duties. However, if these duties become too much to handle, then the duties can be relinquished and passed on to a
short term and long-term returns
Direct investment lower cost
In order to cover other costs like marketing expenses, regional centers will ask investors to pay much higher administration fees than the original investment,
Real, tangible assets can be seen through direct investment
EB-5 Visa applicants will see actual assets when direct investing, whereas if they invest through a regional center, they will more than likely be given a shareholder position which might not mean actual ownership over the assets.
Less risk with direct investment
If a regional center, for example, does not create enough jobs, the investors will not get the green card. If the regional center does not raise enough capital, the project may not even get off the ground at all, while still cumulating costs for the initial investors. While an existing business with an established track record and current employees provide a much safer path to EB-5 immigrant status than a large regional center.
Globalization and diversification
A business can be diversified easier when directly invested, especially with investors who might already have a business in their home country. With a direct investment, the new business can potentially become a subsidiary or vice versa. This means even more return in investment, better networks to cheaper investment with a global company, and partnership opportunities that can't be seen with regional center investing.
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