EB-5 - DIRECT INVESTORS

Encubate provides a complete solution for Direct EB-5 investors. We understand the complexity of investing in businesses and implementing the EB-5 Immigration Program requirements for Stand-Alone investment. We provide customized options and support providing a business that our clients own from start, as well as support by professionals who teach and mentor the investors in the process of developing the business to meet their financial goals. Encubate founded our Direct EB-5 services with the objective of understanding the specific needs of our clients and their families while structuring a customized investment package to fit their individual needs.

For foreign investors who are interested in immigrating and investing in franchising or opening their own business, Direct EB-5 is a good visa option available to them. This visa permits qualified investors who meet a certain minimum threshold investment level to immigrate to the United States.

    • Direct EB-5 investment businesses have always been a quick approach to get EB-5 visa. Generally, it takes less time to get an I-526 approved for Direct EB-5 investment businesses in comparison to Regional Centers.
    • Regional Centers usually lock-in EB-5 visa investors for 5-9 years, and charge a fee to exit the investment. Whereas those who invest in their own Direct EB-5 investment businesses usually exit whenever they want.

DIRECT EB-5 BENEFITS

  • Receive quick approval from USCIS
  • Ensure documentation of job creation (10 direct jobs)
  • Adequate for an attractive Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Eligible for capital gains when exiting
  • Equity based investment
  • Complete control over business & funds
  • Ability to diversify investment types
  • Option to invest in a business franchise
  • Protected by an easy exist strategy

DIRECT EB5-5 FRANCHISING

For foreign nationals who are interested in the Direct EB-5 option, Encubate provides a complete solution for Direct EB-5 investors through franchising opportunities. We understand the complexity of investing in businesses and implementing the EB-5 Program requirements. We provide customized options and support providing franchises that our clients own from start, as well as support by professionals who teach and mentor the investors in the process of developing the franchises to meet their financial goals. Encubate founded Direct EB-5 services with the objective of understanding the specific needs of our clients and their families while structuring a customized franchise investment package to fit their individual investment and immigration needs.

DIRECT EB-5 FRANCHISE INVESTMENT STRUCTURING

DIRECT EB-5 FRANCHISE CONSULTATION & REVIEW

FRANCHISE BUSINESS CASE REVISION & ANALYSIS

POST-IMMIGRATION BESPOKE & VIP SERVICES FACILITATION

ECONOMIST JOB CREATION ANALYSIS

DIRECT EB-5 FRANCHISE INVESTMENT IMPLEMENTATION

DIRECT EB-5 PROCESS

  • 1. PREPARE BUSINESS PLAN
  • 2. PREPARE SECURITIES DOCUMENTS
  • 3. GATHER REMAINING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
  • 4. PREPARE I/526 PETITION TEMPLATE
  • 5. PROJECT GOES TO MARKET
  • 6. INVESTOR SUBSCRIBES TO THE PROJECT
  • 7. ATTORNEY FILES I-526 PETITION
  • 8. RECEIVE I-526 APROVAL
  • 9. ONGOING COLLECTION OF COMPANY RECORDS
  • 10. FILE I-829 PETITION TO LIFT CONDITIONAL STATUS

DIRECT EB-5 AND REGIONAL CENTER EB-5 COMPARISON

Control

Regional Center EB-5

Direct EB-5

Number of Jobs

Based on industry job creation formula

10 jobs

Job Creation

Direct, indirect, and induced jobs

Direct jobs

Investment Type

Indirect investment

Direct investment

Minimum Investment

$500K in TEA / $1M in Non-TEA

$500K in TEA / $1M in Non-TEA*

Management

Regional Center appoints management company

Investor manages the company

Ownership

Investor give a loan for 5 years then exit option

Investor has equity ownership

Flexibility

Investor can live and work anywhere in the U.S.

Investor must reside in the same location as the business to operate it

Control

Investor is a member of the project

Investor has full control over the project

Timeframe

Investor takes 18-24 months to get approved

Investor takes 12-18 months to get approved

Source of Funds

Investor has to show/prove source of funds

Investor has to show/prove source of funds

Experience

Investor does not need to be experienced in the project industry

nvestor must be experienced to operate the business in the selected industry

I-829 Petition

Investor only shows impact of the investment backed by Economist within 2 years

Investor has to show names of 10 employees that have been hired full-time within 2 years

Return on Investment

Investor gets lower ROI for low-risk RC projects

Investor gets higher ROI for direct management and control

*The business will require more than $1M to operate no matter where you establish it (TEA or Non-TEA)
*Paying salaries for 10 employees for 5 years at minimum wage will cost more than $500K in salaries
*It is not recommended to establish a company in TEA under Direct EB-5 as the business might suffer due to poor geographic location

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