NES Financial offers a series of articles written by industry experts addressing current key issues in the EB-5 industry.

This article by Edward C. BesharaBusiness and Immigration Due Diligence Including Third-Party Fund Administration, explains the current state of the EB-5 investment program and provides information related to the amount of the investment required and the timing of filing the EB-5 petition.

The EB-5 immigrant investor program has been granted a short-term extension by Congress until the end of April 2017. While the EB-5 program will likely see another extension after April, major changes including an increase in the minimum investment amount are among the potential new requirements.

Immigration regulations and policies do not authorize redemption agreements for investors to get a return on their full investment. Without a true contingency plan in place that protects the investor, we have seen the fraudulent use EB-5 investor money by principals.

Because of these isolated cases of fraud and abuse, the role of third-party fund administration will become even more important to ensure that investor funds are being correctly deployed by EB-5 Regional Centers.

Business and Immigration Due Diligence Including Third-Party Fund Administration addresses the critical role of third-party fund administration in the EB-5 process and covers pressing industry matters, including:

  • Current investment thresholds required
  • Potential changes to the EB-5 Program
  • Critical roles of third-party fund administration
  • Compliance with USCIS Regulations and SEC Requirements

To read Business and Immigration Due Diligence Including Third-Party Fund Administrationclick here.

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