Business Bridge Asia partners with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service-certified South Texas Regional Center to help Asia-Pacific investors apply for EB-5 and E-2 visas to the United States.
The U.S. government offers two paths for foreign investors to invest with American companies and earn a green card. This is not a donation, but a profitable investment. Foreign investors lend money to certified U.S. companies in job-producing industries, with low risk and normal rates of return between 4 and 8 percent annually.
Current law allows investors to put in as little as $300,000 U.S. Dollars, with additional funding arranged by the South Texas Regional Center.
The U.S. Government uses the EB-5 and E-2 visas as a means to attract wealthy foreigners and their families to live in the U.S., plus attract investment money into companies that create jobs for Americans. There is no catch for investors or the U.S.-businesses seeking capital, although the application process can be complex and lengthy.
More information is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/immigrant-investor-visas.html
E-2 Visa Program:
The E-2 Investor visa program is faster, but only available to the residents of certain countries including Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. The full list is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/treaty.html
More information on E-2 visas is available at https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/e-2-treaty-investors
EB-5 Visa Program:
The EB-5 visa program is available to all foreigners. The process can be lengthy, but BBA and the South Texas Regional Center have a variety of means to legally expedite the process.
More information on EB-5 visas is available at https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/eb-5-immigrant-investor-program
The South Texas Regional Center is one of several USCIS-certified regional centers, but the partner of choice for BBA. More information about the role played by regional centers is available at: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-fifth-preference-eb-5/eb-5-immigrant-investor-regional-centers