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Recognized as a leading EB-5 Immigrant Investment institution, Beyond International is a trusted partner in the EB-5 industry. Offering an investment and management platform of the highest standard, Beyond has built upon “Client First” values, rigorous project selection criteria, and exceptional professionalism. The Beyond team collectively boasts experience servicing, to completion, more than 1,000 EB-5 investment placements.
With over ten years of experience, Beyond is recognized as one of the most professional EB-5 regional center operators in the EB-5 industry. Leading the way, our CEO and Founder, Jenny Zhan, has been involved in the EB-5 industry since 2014.
US Immigration Programs
What is US EB-5 Immigration Program?
The EB5 Visa, or Employment-Based Fifth Category Visa, was established by the United States Congress in 1990 to provide U.S. immigration benefits to foreign investors seeking U.S. permanent residence by investing in the United States. The purpose of the EB5 Visa program is to encourage foreign direct investment and job creation in the United States.
There are two investment options available to investors: direct investment and investment through a Regional Center. Regional Centers are entities designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to attract foreign investment for EB5 projects in the United States. Over 90% of EB5 Visa applications are filed through Regional Centers.
To qualify for an EB5 Visa, foreign investors must invest at least $800,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) or $1,050,000 in a non-TEA. The federal government of the United States has the authority to designate a census tract as a TEA if certain conditions are met. The investment must be well-documented and come from lawful sources, and it must result in the creation of 10 new full-time jobs for Americans. If the investment is made in an existing business, it must result in the creation of an additional 10 jobs in the business. If the investment is made in a distressed business, it must result in the preservation of 10 jobs.
The EB5 Visa process is a multi-stage process that begins with making an investment and filing an Application for a Conditional Green Card with USCIS. If the application is approved, USCIS issues a Conditional Green Card via a Consular Interview or Adjustment of Status to the EB5 investors and their qualifying dependents. Within 1 year and 9 months of receiving the Conditional Green Card, EB5 investors must file an Application for Removal of Conditions before the expiration of 2 years. Once the term of the investment is completed and the USCIS determines that 10 new American jobs have been created per investor, an Unconditional Green Card is issued to the EB5 investors and their qualifying dependents. Qualifying dependents include a spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21, as defined by U.S. immigration laws.
What is US EB-1C Immigration Program and L-1 Visa?
The US EB-1C and L1 are two different types of visas related to employment and business opportunities in the United States. Both visas facilitate the transfer of managers and executives from foreign companies to their US-based affiliates, but they have distinct characteristics.
The EB-1C is an employment-based, first-preference immigrant visa for multinational executives and managers. It provides permanent residency (a green card) for those who qualify. To be eligible, an individual must have been employed outside the US as a manager or executive for at least one year within the three years preceding the application. The applicant must also be transferring to a US-based affiliate, subsidiary, or branch of the same company to work in a managerial or executive capacity.
The L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows intracompany transferees to work temporarily in the US. It has two categories: L1A for executives and managers, and L1B for employees with specialized knowledge. The L1 visa permits the transfer of employees from a foreign company to a US-based affiliate, subsidiary, or branch. The visa holder can work in the US for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of extensions. L1A visa holders can be extended up to a maximum of seven years, while L1B visa holders can be extended up to a maximum of five years
Canadian Immigration Programs
What is Canada's GTS (Global Talent Stream) Program?
The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a Canadian government program that facilitates the hiring of skilled foreign workers in high-demand occupations. It offers expedited work permit processing and other benefits to help address labor shortages and promote economic growth.
Advantages of the Program
Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry)
This program is part of the Canadian immigration system and allows skilled foreign workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. It is managed through the Express Entry system, which includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates are evaluated based on factors such as education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria. Please click on the following link to access scorecard.
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Skilled Immigrants
The CRS is a scoring system used within the Express Entry program to rank candidates based on various factors such as spouse situation, age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and additional criteria. The CRS score determines the ranking of candidates in the Express Entry pool, and those with higher scores have better chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency. Please click on the following link to access scorecard.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP): Foreign Worker stream
This program is specific to the province of Ontario in Canada. It allows Ontario employers to nominate foreign workers with a valid job offer in a skilled occupation for permanent residency in Ontario. The Foreign Worker stream operates separately from the Federal Skilled Worker Program and has its own eligibility requirements and criteria established by the province of Ontario. It aims to address the labor market needs of Ontario by attracting skilled foreign workers to contribute to the province’s economy. Please click on the following link to access scorecard.
What is Canada's SUV (Start-up Visa) Program?
The Start-Up Visa (SUV) program of Canada enables foreign entrepreneurs to secure permanent residency in Canada through business immigration. Individuals who own innovative start-ups or established foreign companies may qualify for this program and can permanently move to Canada with other founding partners (up to 5 partners), provided that they satisfy all other eligibility criteria of the program.