Make the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Work for You
The EB-5 Program is administered by the U.S. government and allows foreign nationals to obtain permanent U.S. residency by making a qualified investment. The regional center program allows immigrant investors to pool funds into projects.
Investor makes USD $900,000 investment in a project located within a Targeted Employment Area (TEA);
For projects not in a TEA, the minimum investment is $1.8 million;
EB-5 Investment creates 10 jobs (per investor);
Investor, spouse, and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to receive Green Cards.
Through the City of Dallas Regional Center (CDRC), over $350 million of EB-5 capital has been deployed in Dallas. Find an active regional center that operates within the City limits here.
Obtaining a TEA designation
Under revised rules issued in November of 2019, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services will be issuing all Targeted Employment Area letters; this is no longer an authority designated to state and/or local governments. To qualify as a TEA, the project must be located in a census tract where the unemployment rate exceeds 150% of the national average. Specially designated high-unemployment TEAs now consist of a directly adjacent tracts to the Census tract in which the new commercial enterprise is principally doing business.