The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is the most flexible in the world. It sets no requirements for age, business training and experience, or language skills. Additionally, Permanent Residents need not be continuously and physically present in the U.S. for at least half the year during the program. They can even maintain business and professional relations in their country of origin, as long as it is not under U.S. sanctions. Generally, as a permanent resident, the investor and his or her family are free to return to their homeland for visits or business purposes, as long as they do not intend to abandon their residence in the U.S.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program also allows investors a great deal of freedom because it does not require immigrant investors to manage their investment on a daily basis, but rather, to ‘actively engage’ in a business enterprise, meaning they can be limited partners and pursue other professional or personal ventures. Moreover, should the investor and his or her family elect to become U.S. citizens, the time spent as conditional permanent residents is credited towards the five year lawful permanent residency requirement for U.S. citizenship.