Foreign Investment Why Chinese Investors should consider to invest in Chicago? Foreign investment in U.S. rises 49% – June 2011 Who are investing in US Markets? April 2011 Active international investors in US market Asian Investors in US residential property markets Foreign real estate investors coming ashore in U.S. Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park – VSIP Vietnam Ready for U.S Business Invest in America 2011 (Guangzhou) Summit EB-5 INVESTMENT The EB-5 Investment based immigration Program is designed for foreign investors with sufficient resources to petition themselves and their families for Permanent Residency. The requirements are steep but the payoff is great. Unlike some of the other Employment Based categories, foreign investor visas qualifying under EB-5 do not need a job offer or even a labor certificate. Basically, the applicant need only to invest the minimum amount of capital. EB-5 Investment Green Card (Traditional Direct Program) ? Permanent Residency/Green Card program. ? Investor must purchase or start a Non-Passive Business. ? Investor may invest into an existing business. ? The Investment must be at least $1million or $500,000 in qualifying locations. ? Non-Passive, Investor must manage the business. ? The Investment must create at least 10 new U.S jobs. ? Conditional Green Card will be issued to the investor, spouse and children Under 21. ? Processing Time: 9 to 15 months. EB-5 Investment Green Card (Regional Center Program) Regional Centers are Private Businesses that allow multiple investors to assist them in expanding their Business objectives. Regional Centers are generally low in risk and will afford the investor a low return on investment and generally the ability to re-coupe investment in 5 to 6 years. ? Permanent Residency/Green Card program. ? Investor must generally invest $500,000 into a certified Regional Center. ? Non-Passive, Investor must manage the business however management is on a very limited basis and investor need not reside near location of the Business. ? A Conditional Green Card will be issued to the investor, spouse and children Under 21. ? Processing Time: 9 to 15 months. Regional Centers are numerous. There are approximately 90 designated Regional Centers and approximately 80 more that are in the pre-application stage. Regional Centers compete strongly for foreign national investment funds. It is Critical that Investors retain a knowledgeable Law Firm to represent THEM when analyzing the Regional Center Options. Please contact our office for insight and understanding as to how the Regional Center, EB-5 Process works.