1,587 I-829 petition approvals in New York City Regional Center offerings have now enabled over 4,600 individuals to achieve permanent residency in the United States

NEW YORK, NY – January 8, 2018 – The New York City Regional Center (“NYCRC”) is pleased to announce that over 4,600 individuals (EB-5 investors and family members) participating in its offerings have now achieved permanent residency in the United States.  A total of 1,587 I-829 petition approvals in NYCRC offerings to date have enabled 4,635 individuals to secure permanent green cards.  I-829 petition approvals have now been issued in the NYCRC’s first nine project offerings.    

Permanent residency permits EB-5 investors to live and work anywhere in the United States and be protected by the laws of the United States.  An EB-5 investor’s spouse and children under age 21 are also authorized to live, work, and attend school anywhere in the United States.

“Achieving over 4,600 permanent green cards and close to 1,600 I-829 approvals is the result of years of hard work on behalf of our investor families,” said Paul Levinsohn, Managing Principal of the NYCRC.  “We know that EB-5 investors and their families put their trust in our ability to help them achieve permanent residency in the United States.  We take this responsibility seriously and are proud to announce these new milestones.” 

Helping secure permanent residency in the United States for over 4,600 individuals represents the latest approval milestone for the NYCRC.  Other examples include conditional residency in the U.S. for over 5,550 EB-5 investors and family members and I-526 petition approvals for over 2,460 EB-5 investors. 

About New York City Regional Center

The NYCRC was approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2008 to secure foreign investment for real estate and infrastructure projects under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.  The company was the first EB-5 regional center approved in New York City.  To date, the NYCRC has secured approximately $1.5 billion of capital for 21 economic development projects in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx.  Examples of projects utilizing loans provided by NYCRC-managed funds include the following:

  • redevelopment of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Washington Heights;
  • construction of a wireless infrastructure network in New York City’s subway stations; 
  • redevelopment of a new cargo facility at JFK International Airport;
  • redevelopment of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City’s largest industrial park;
  • construction of Fresh Direct’s new food processing and distribution facility in the South Bronx;
  • expansion of Steiner Studios, New York City’s largest film and television studio;
  • construction of the City Point development in Downtown Brooklyn;
  • construction of a hotel and medical office complex in Washington Heights; 
  • construction of key components of the Atlantic Yards redevelopment in Brooklyn;
  • expansion of the Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx;
  • construction of LinkNYC, the public-private initiative that is bringing the nation’s largest and fastest public Wi-Fi infrastructure network to the streets of New York City. 

In addition to fueling economic development, NYCRC offerings have enabled over 4,600 individuals to become permanent residents of the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. 

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