The EB-5 Program

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The EB-5 visa for Immigrant Investors is a United States visa created by the Immigration Act of 1990. This visa provides a method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States.

To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,000,000 (or at least $500,000 in a “Targeted Employment Area” – high unemployment or rural area), creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.

The Process Phase I

  • Investor’s Sustainability Evaluation (determination of eligibility for EB-5 investment)
  • Guardian Investment Resources services and EB-5 Projects overview
  • EB-5 Investor Consulting Agreement is signed between Guardian Investment Resources and Investor
  • Due Diligence Services
  • Guardian Investment Resources conducts due diligence investigation of up to 5 prospective EB-5 Projects that investor has interest in

The Process Phase II

  • Investor analyses the comprehensive report on EB-5 Projects provided by Guardian Investment Resources and chooses one for investment
  • Investor signs Subscription Agreement with Guardian Resources Investments
  • Investor signs Subscription Agreement with Guardian Resources Investments
  • Investor deposits USD 500,000 or USD 1,000,000 into the Escrow account

The Process Phase III

  • Guardian Resources Investments Legal Officer and Investor prepare and file I-526 Immigration Petition to USCIS ts for visa and funds background check
  • Guardian Resources Investment Business Development build Business Plan, Marketing Plan
  • Investment Liaison arranges facility resources
  • Documentation prepared per ICS requirements

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