An NVEB-5 approved project reaps many benefits in the current, ever-evolving economic environment. Capital contributions are identified, scrutinized and provided through a strictly-managed process. Additionally, only projects that meet stringent requirements, whether existing businesses looking to expand or new ventures—-will be accepted for participation. It is imperative to submit a strong Business Plan and Economic Analysis to be considered for the EB-5 Program.

The process timeline:

  1. Contact NVEB-5 to initiate the pre-screening process.
  2. Submit background form and fee. Background form will be provided by NVEB-5 upon completion of the pre-screening process.
  3. Upon pre-screening approval, request an application packet.
  4. Due Diligence, Risk Assessment and site visit.
    Average vetting time is from 30 to 60 days.
  5. Project Approval from NVEB-5.
  6. Execute NVEB-5 contract for sponsorship.
  7. Application process begins with USCIS.
  8. Identify, recruit and sign EB-5 investors.
    Approximately 3 to 8 months.
  9. EB-5 investors transfer investment funds to escrow account. EB-5 Investors’ funds are released from escrow ONLY upon USCIS approval of the EB-5 investor’s I-526 Petition
    (As of September 2016, Average USCIS processing times for I-526 petitions were 16.8 months).
  10. Required to Create 10 full time (35-hours/week) jobs per EB-5 investor within two years of investment. Quarterly Reporting to NVEB-5 by the Project.
  11. Planned exit of EB-5 investors within 5 to 7 years of release of a respective EB-5 investor’s funds from Escrow into the project.

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