Atlantic American Partners (AAP) has launched its United States EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme in Nigeria to aid potential investors to secure a hassle-free immigration process to live, work, school in the U.S. and get a reasonable return on their initial investment.
Managing Director, Atlantic American Partners, Daniel Ryan, said the EB-5 visa would create opportunity to invest in the United States and become legal permanent residents in America with a green card, along with several other benefits.
According to Ryan, AAP works for investors, by engaging and investing in projects that will ensure job creation, thus, enhancing permanent residency opportunity.
He said the EB-5 programme, which was introduced in 1990 by the United States Congress, requires investment up to $500, 000 in the United States with projects that AAP oversees as 'trustee' that would yield at least 10 permanent jobs, per applicant, for United States citizens.
"AAP also offers investors an array of solutions to ensure a profitable and successful investment portfolio including a diversified fund model which enables an investor to own an equal share in a fund invested in multiple projects; not just one commercial real estate investment project, thereby lowering the investment risk," he said.
The managing director noted that the programme has enabled a large number of families to live the American dream by granting them permanent residency through investments made in 'trophy' new commercial real estate investments such as luxury hotels, luxury rental apartments/flats, and most recently, high-quality student rental housing in American universities.
He said, "AAP partners with the highest quality property developers in the U.S. Yearly, AAP reviews over 300 investment request submittals from high-quality property developers, and chooses only three to four per year, due to strict underwriting criteria and conservative financial strategic investing."
According to Ryan, acquiring the green card under the EB-5 investment programme is a two-part process, with the first step referred to as the "I-526", which is taking about 18-24 months at present for approval; after the $500,000 investment has been made, along with a $45,000 administrative fee payable to AAP, which covers the cost to provide audited financial statements and all administrative needs for the investor throughout the entire EB-5 process, including quarterly newsletter updates. In addition, AAP will assist the applicant in hiring a top-notch.