EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
As one of the leading EB-5 consulting practices in the world, our team brings deep industry experience to EB-5 projects.
Leveraging the resources of Baker Tilly International, the 10th largest global network of accounting and advisory firms, our proven process offers a comprehensive perspective for achieving program success from all industry stakeholders, including the EB-5 professional team, the investor, the developer, as well as the USCIS adjudicator.
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business plans composed
regional centers created
economic impact studies completed
source of funds reports prepared
We assist with the documentation needed for successful USCIS adjudication.
We offer fund administration services that meet your ongoing needs.
The 2022 Reform and Integrity Act requires that EB-5 transactions need to be either audited or controlled by a fund administrator that is independent of the new commercial enterprise, regional center and job-creating entity, and must be a licensed CPA, attorney or broker-dealer.
Baker Tilly’s experienced fund managers have decades of experience managing hundreds of unique projects. We provide oversight to ensure that projects are meeting their reporting obligations to investors and USCIS and that there is a high degree of transparency with every transaction.
The United States Congress created the employment-based immigration fifth preference (EB-5) visa category in 1990 for qualified foreigners seeking to invest in a business that will benefit the U.S. economy and create or save jobs for U.S. workers. The EB-5 program authorizes up to 10,000 green cards (U.S. permanent residence visas) per year for foreign individuals who make a qualifying job-creating investment. The program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and gives investors an opportunity to rapidly obtain a green card in exchange for making a qualifying, job-creating investment in the U.S. The investment amount is currently $800,000 for investments in certain specially qualifying areas and $1,050,000 elsewhere.
Services for Developers and Regional Centers:
When you work with Baker Tilly, you will be working with a team of seasoned EB-5 professionals bringing insights from each side of the deal. We provide the guidance to ensure you meet all of your objectives with the EB-5 program and all necessary USCIS approvals. Leveraging our national comprehensive project finance solutions, we work with you to complete a capital stack utilizing EB-5 that can fill financing gaps that cause projects to stall.
Our team of experienced fund managers, business plan writers, economists, and network of immigration attorneys work in collaboration to ensure alignment of the proper strategy and focus on your specific project. Our experienced team will advise on current market trends to ensure that your EB-5 offering is structured to appeal to investors in a highly competitive market.
If you are seeking EB-5 pre-offering support or fund administration services, Baker Tilly will be an invaluable resource to ensure your success.
In this Voice of EB-5 podcast episode, Thomas Martin, managing director at Baker Tilly, discusses how the firm helps guide real estate developers through USCIS compliance and how they can remain attractive to investors.