EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 Awards Edition" Volume 8 Issue 1 | Page 24

EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER PROJECT EB-5 REGIONAL CENTER PROJECTS To invest in an EB-5 regional center project, the amount of investment by the foreign national investor is fixed. Today, based upon the new regulations the minimum investment will be USD $900,000 plus admin fees and attorney’s fee, possibly totaling USD $1,000,000. In comparison, if the project or business is not in a TEA or Rural Area, then the minimum investment per investor is USD $1.8 million. The benefit of investing directly into a viable and credible EB-5 regional center project is that the foreign national investor upfront knows the dollar amount of investment and fees which will be fixed to obtain an approval on the EB-5 petition and conditional permanent residency for themselves and if applicable their family members. For the Foreign National Investors to protect their wealth, “Predictability and Informed Cost Analysis is Everything”. COST COMPARISON OF STRATEGIES AND PROCESSING TIMES EB-5 Petition 24 Months TEA/RURAL US$ 900,000 Administration Fee US$ 70,000 TO US$ 90,000 EB-5 Application for CPR: 4 Months 24 Professional Fees (Immigration Attorney, Corporate/Securities Tax) US$ 50,000 TO US$ 70,000 Time: 28 Months Total US$ 1,060,000 EB5 INVESTORS MAGAZINE Edward Beshara is the managing partner at Beshara PA Global Migration Law Firm which provides successful solutions for EB-5 investors and their families, EB-5 Direct and Regional Center Projects. He is a member of the IIUSA (Invest in the USA) New Investor Markets and Best Practices Committees, and is on the Advisory Committee and Task Force of the Investment Migration Council , Geneva. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the University of Florida’s College of Law. Previously, he was president of the Central Florida (AILA) Chapter, and served on AILA’s National EB-5 Conference Committee and Global Migration Steering Committee. EB5 Investors Magazine rated him as one of its Top 25 EB-5 Immigration Attorneys. He is a recipient of the IIUSA 2019 Award for Economic Advancement "Innovator Award".