Orlando soccer stadium could get you a US Green Card


We will keep you updated but saw in the ORLANDO SENTINEL that overseas residents who invest in Orlando soccer stadium could get US Green Cards – through the EB5 Regional Centre programme.

Investors could get green cards at Orlando City’s new soccer stadium if they pay $500,000 each to help build it.

Bill’s note – the investment level is set to rise to $800,000 in September. Please call or email us asap if you think this Visa may be an option for you and your family.

The Employment-Based Immigration Investor Program, or EB-5, was created by Congress in 1990 to encourage foreign investment in the nation’s blighted urban cores and rural areas by offering a path to citizenship as an incentive.

Flávio Augusto da Silva, the Orlando team’s majority owner, said he aims to raise half the cost of the $156 million stadium with EB-5 money.


Defenders say EB-5 has created thousands of permanent jobs in the U.S. and generated billions for new projects including condominiums, hotels, and shopping malls.

After investing their money, EB-5 applicants typically wait 16 to 24 months for a temporary green card, he said. They can seek U.S. citizenship five years later.

Investors in the Orlando soccer stadium also receive a stake in the company that runs the stadium and two club seats for 10 years.

Happy Orlando Soccer Stadium (and “Green Card”) investing!

Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa is another local EB5 Regional Centre.

Bill Cowie, Director



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US Immigration – EB5 Visa Update

EB-5 Visa programme

Following is an extract from this month’s US EB-5 Visa programme newsletter from one of our US Regional Centre affiliates, Lake Buena Vista Resort close to Walt Disney World in Orlando.

This innovative “Fast Track” US Visa programme, as you may know, is designed for US “investor immigrants” willing and able to invest at least $500,000 in a US government-designated company or “Regional Centre” in return for, customarily, a permanent resident “Green Card” within 3-6 months and, if desired, US citizenship in 5 years – for all unmarried family members under 21 as well!

Please let us know if we can help you fulfill your American Dream this year as well:


The Lake Buena Vista Resort continues to enjoy an increase in visitors. The Resort’s occupancy every month this year has improved from a year ago. Occupancy in July was 95.8% which was 5 points higher than July 2009. So, when evaluating the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center compared to other regional centers, our Resort has a PROVEN history of success. Why look anywhere else? Besides being approved by the U.S. government for the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program, the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center has already fulfilled the job requirements of the program and is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). Foreign investors should be very confidence of obtaining visa approval.

Some of the Benefits of the EB-5 Program:

Permanent Residency and Green Cards for Investor and Family
Educational Opportunity for Investors and their Children
Live, Work, and Retire Anywhere in U.S.
Personal and Family Security
Ease of United States Entry and International Travel
Eligible for Lexus/Nexus Pass

Now is a great time to visit the Lake Buena Vista Resort. Located about a mile from Disney World and minutes from Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Orlando’s International Airport, the Resort should be an easy choice. Be sure to make your reservations at the Resort’s Reflections Spa-Salon and take advantage of our “Beat the Heat” special. Just purchase any eighty minute service and receive a FREE hydrotherapy bath. Afterwards, enjoy a complementary drink at our pool-side bar. Why not try our newest, licensed massage therapist from Brazil? Relax, you’re on vacation!

Don’t miss the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores located just next door. You will find Back-to-School specials throughout the outlet mall during the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, September 3rd – 6th. You can preview the new autumn-fall line of clothing and find summer attire at fantastic savings. The newest addition to the mall is Timberland, projected to open September 30th.  For more information, visit www.lbvfs.com.

The Lake Buena Vista Regional Center has had another busy month hosting foreign visitors. With almost half of the investor positions filled, we continue to see a good deal of activity. If you are a foreign investor interested in permanent U.S. residency and a Green Card, don’t delay, apply today!

Coming up September 12, 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Lake Buena Vista’s Ofer Fridfertig will be the featured speaker at a seminar hosted by AQG Investments.

You are always welcome to visit and take a personal tour of the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando Florida. August 2, 2010 – Washington DC – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces today the launch of new web features designed to expand users’ access to their case information. As part of USCIS’s commitment to improve customer service, these enhancements include a new online inquiry tool and tailored case status information, as well as new features for Spanish-speaking customers available at www.USCIS.gov/espanol.

“We are committed to improving access to case status information and enhancing customer service through these innovative online features,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas.

August 4, 2010 – Washington DC – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will extend the closing date for the USCIS National Children’s Art Project until Aug. 30, 2010, extending the submission deadline by two weeks.

On June 14, 2010, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the “We Are America” National Children’s Art Project in collaboration with public libraries and other community-based organizations serving America’s immigrant communities. “People have come from all over the world to become Americans. Why does that make us great?”  USCIS will display the children’s artwork in USCIS offices around the country.
There couldn’t be a better time to emigrate to the US ………. property prices are ridiculously low (interest rates too!) and the lifestyle remains the American Dream for most of us!

So please tell your friends, family members and business associates too.

It may be the perfect time for them to come to America as well!

Bill Cowie  President



Orlando Office: 407 396 9914

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