Considering US immigration by investment from South Africa? The US Investment Visa Programme, also known as the American EB5 Visa, has been extended until late September 2019, yet industry experts are warning at a dramatic increase in the minimum eligible investment amount of $500,000 is imminent. So if you’re serious about making the move to the USA, now is the time to take decisive action.
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EASY US RESIDENCY: The advantages of establishing residency in the United States are compelling. Whether your considerations are lifestyle, business or investment, the USA offers a myriad of benefits and opportunities. The EB5 Investment Programme is highly sought after among foreign investors, to the point that the number of investment visas issued per year has been capped at 10,000.
HIGH-POTENTIAL INVESTMENT: Investment visa applicants have the option to invest in a range of high potential assets, however most South African investors are opting to invest in government approved Regional Center projects – typically hotels, commercial or residential developments. EB5 investments do carry the expected level of risk, however they also serve as an effective hedge against Rand devaluation, being dollar denominated.
A SOLID PLAN B: It’s called the American Dream for a reason – US citizens enjoy one of the highest living standards in the world. Culturally diverse, economically dominant and geo-politically secure, the United States is an excellent place for building a new life. The country celebrates the innovators and entrepreneurially minded; opportunities for building prosperity abound.
WORLD CLASS EDUCATION: The United States’ top tier universities and colleges are rated amongst the top tertiary institutions in the world, and the network students build during their studies can form a key asset for building a career or entrepreneurial business. Gaining US residency by investment strengthens your child’s odds of being accepted into the US’s most exclusive learning institutions, and also ensures that fee structures are in line with that of US nationals. (Fee structures for foreign students can be significantly higher.)
OPENING DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY: An EB5 investment residency can dramatically increase career mobility and advancement. In addition to easing access to top-flight tertiary institutions, EB5 residency status can also aid your child in gaining access to career opportunities upon graduation, without the need to go through the cumbersome application process for either the H-1B or L1 visa classes.
LEAVE A GLOBAL LEGACY: US residency is the ultimate inheritance. The EB5 programme enables you to give your children the opportunity to flourish in a prosperous first world country.
Your time to apply for a US investment visa at the current investment requirement of only $500,000 is running out fast. It is expected that the minimum investment amount will more than double by the end of 2019, making now the time to take action. Demand for the programme is already increasing exponentially based on this, so applying now will mean radically reduced waiting periods for approval and green card issuance.
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While the initial EB5 Regional Centre Programme was enacted for a period of only 5 years, it has been regularly re-enacted since. Yet while the programme looks set to continue, industry experts across the board believe that an increase in the minimum investment threshold is imminent.