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EB-5 Regional Center Program has been extended to December 21, 2018

Recent Update: The EB-5 program has received another short-term extension to December 21, 2018 by the Congress. The foreign investors still have a chance to apply for the EB-5 visa by investing at least USD$500,000 in an EB-5 approved project. Check out below EB-5 investment projects offered by Avista Regional Center.

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The EB-5 Regional Center Program has been extended to December 7, 2018, with the minimum required investment amount remaining at $500,000. The EB5 program was set to expire at the end of September, 2018 but it will now run through the December month of this year without any changes.

The program will help aspiring foreign investors and their families to benefit from this brief extension to immigrate to the United States of America to live, study or work in the land of freedom and dreams.

EB-5 Offerings Still Available for $500,000 minimum Investment

(This investment amount is being expected to increase to $1.35 million.)

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Available EB-5 Project

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Why is the EB-5 Visa Beneficial for Vietnamese?

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The EB-5 visa is a great way for eligible immigrant investors to become lawful permanent residents of US. It basically revolves around enhancing the economic growth through the process of foreign investments. To obtain EB-5 visa to the US, the eligible applicant has to make a minimum qualifying investment of $500,000 in a qualifying enterprise. This investment needs to create at least 10 new indirect or direct jobs over a period of two years. You do not need any job offer or specific educational qualification to apply for this visa.

The EB-5 visa is slowly growing to become immensely popular in today’s times. It is formally known as the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Although it is majorly used by China applicants (86% of the visas were issued in 2015 to Chinese applicants), Vietnam became the second biggest nationality and source of investor applicants. In fact, based on reports, it is found that from October to December 2017, the EB-5 visa usage for Vietnamese applicants jumped 190% year over year. It is only expected to grow as the years go by.

EB-5 Visa Benefits for the Vietnamese

There are many reasons why the popularity of EB-5 Visa is growing among the Vietnamese people. These include the following.

  • The Vietnamese stand a chance to obtain permanent residency in the US in a faster and more seamless manner.
  • An EB-5 visa permits Vietnamese residents to live anywhere in the US without any restrictions. It also comes with educational benefits.
  • There are about 15,000 Vietnamese students that head to the US to study every year. These students continue to grow and grab new opportunities. This serves as a motivation for the growing need for EB-5 visas.
  • The Vietnamese immigrants will no longer face the travel restrictions they are generally subjected to with a Vietnamese passport.
  • It is an unwavering source of new US residents even though the country’s immigration policy constantly shuttles back and forth.
  • There are around two million Vietnamese that reside in the US. These individuals have strong bonds with their family and loved ones in Vietnam. This makes an application for an EB-5 visa attractive.

These are a few of the reasons why the EB-5 visa proves to be extremely advantageous for the Vietnamese. Vietnamese entrepreneurs and their families looking to apply for this green card need to make sure they qualify for the same and can make the required investment in a commercial enterprise in a successful manner.

EB-5 Program Extended Through September 30, 2018

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The EB-5 Visa regional center program, which was extended until March 23, 2018, has got another six months extension and approved up until September 30, 2018. The program is expected to continue with $500,000.00 minimum investment allowing foreign investors to obtain a green card by creating jobs for US citizens.

It looks this six month extension will save the popularity of the program especially for investors from India. The program also has become very popular among immigrant investors from Vietnam as per data of 2017.

EB-5 Offerings Still Available for $500,000 minimum Investment

(This investment amount is being expected to increase to $1.35 million.)

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Available EB-5 Project

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EB-5 Visa – The Advantages for The Indian Investors


As everyone knows the new political era of US has created many hurdles for the foreign immigrants to make their way to the America. In spite of the strict regulations and laws, there is a remedy to get entry into the US. The EB-5 program, although it may end in September 2017 still there is an opportunity to be permanent residents in the US. By investing the $500,000 in the US business, you can acquire the permanent US citizenship through the investors visa. The following are some points which reflect the benefits of getting the citizenship through the EB-5 visa.

How EB-5 Visa is a Great Substitute than H1-B Visa for Settling in U.S.A


H1-B visa has a quota system that makes it hard for the professionals to obtain it for working in the U.S.A. for a temporary period from across the globe as people get visas through a lottery. These professional workers should possess the bachelor’s degree of nearly four years to work in the American nation for a period of six years and more. If the person has filed for the labor certification via petition I-140 or I-485, then authority gives the extension. It is an Adjustment of Status requires filing before 365 days of applying for the extension for H1-B.

Benefits to Become an EB-5 Agent

EB-5 agents help willing investors choose the right investment options available in United States. They help in expediting their immigration into the U.S. by processing their paperwork and ensuring the process goes off smoothly.

If you are wondering what are the benefits of becoming an EB-5 agent or agency, here are two primary benefits that might convince you to become one.

EB-5 Program Continued Without Change Through Dec. 9, 2016 (Now Extended Until April 28, 2017)


Update: EB-5 Regional Center Program has been extended through April 28, 2017 without any changes by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

Congress has decided to extend EB-5 Visa program without any reform till December 9, 2016. President Barack Obama officially expended the program on Wednesday night before the program was set to expire on midnight of 30th September, 2016.

This way the EB-5 world has had to watch these extensions.

  • On September 28, 2012, the program got three year extension to September 30, 2015;
  • On September 30, 2015, the program was extended to December 11, 2015;
  • On December 16, 2015, the program was extended to September 30, 2016;
  • On September 28, 2016, two-month-plus extension to December 9, 2016;
  • On December 8, 2016, four-month-plus-extension to April 28, 2017;

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Benefits of EB-5 Visa Investing (Infographic)


EB-5 investor visa program

For foreign nationals desiring a permanent residency within the United States, the EB-5 investor visa program makes it possible for them to apply for a green card by investing funds into the local market. This program offers many benefits for foreign investors and their families.

To find more details for EB-5 Investor Visa Visit: https://www.eb5visa.com/investors/

Why Hotels are Attracting EB-5 Investors?


In the aftermath of the 2008 sub-prime crisis, a lot of hotels were left without an option of raising money through issuing bonds or taking out mortgages.