EB5 Regional Center
The McAllen EB-5 Regional Center has been designated by the United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) as a "Regional Center" for participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.
McAllen EB-5 Regional Center focuses on financing and developing commercial and mixed-use real estate exclusively within Hidalgo County, Texas.
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What is a Regional Center
To encourage immigration through the EB-5 program, Congress created a pilot program in 1993. The program specifically sets aside 3,000 visas annually for foreign investors who apply through a United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) designated regional center investment program. An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa through a designated regional center must generally make a qualifying investment of $1 million and demonstrate that at least 10 jobs were directly or indirectly created through the investment.
Certain rural, high unemployment or Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) qualify for a lesser capital investment of $500,000. McAllen EB5 Regional Center within Hidalgo County is a designated regional center that focuses solely on qualifying projects within targeted employment areas. In Hidalgo County we have 80 census tracts out of which 72 census tracts qualify as TEA's.
An investor seeking an EB-5 immigrant visa through a designated regional center must also demonstrate that at least 10 jobs were directly or indirectly created through the investment. McAllen EB5 Regional Center will utilize a USCIS approved job methodology to measure and verify a qualifying project's required job creation.
Before participating in a regional center EB-5 investment program, each investor independently petitions USCIS for an EB-5 visa. Qualified investors investing through a regional center receive a conditional green card valid for two years. The investor, spouse and unmarried children (under age 21 at the time of petition) can then apply for permanent residency based on investment. If approved, the investor and his immediate family become permanent green card holders and can later apply to become U.S. citizens. Upon receipt of conditional permanent resident status, the investor and immediate family are entitled to the same benefits as other lawful permanent residents.
Industries for McAllen EB5 Regional Center
McAllen EB5 Regional Center Investments will range across a number of industrial sectors:
- Advanced and light manufacturing
- Higher education and research and development
- Entertainment, tourism, hospitality and hotel construction
- Medical research, medical services and hospital construction
- Transportation and infrastructure
- Mixed-use commercial and residential real estate development
- Commercial real estate development
Green Card vs Regional Center EB5 Visa
- No need to set up a business
- No need to hire 10 U.S. employees