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Acquisition: 2-3 months

Capital required: $500,000 USD

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About Guam Citizenship and Residency

Guam is a U.S. island territory located at the Asia-Pacific crossroads within a few hours of flights to Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Australia. It is the closest U.S. soil to these rapidly growing economies.

The Guam Investor Visa category that has attracted the attention of many prospective immigrants is the EB-5 Investor Visa created under the Immigration Act of 1990. This Visa category allows qualified foreign nationals to obtain lawful Permanent Resident Status (Green Cards) through investment in a U.S. enterprise.


Immigrant Investor Visa Program – EB-5Immigrant 

  • The minimum investment in the fifty United States and U.S. territories such as Guam is $500,000USD, with the exception of the villages of Yigo and Dededo.


A. Establishing a “new commercial enterprise” or are in the process of investing in an existing enterprise in Guam.

  1.  Employment must be created within the 2-year time frame. Enterprise creates at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. citizens, and permanent residents, exclusive of the Investor’s spouse and children. “Full-time employment” is defined as employment in a position requiring a minimum of thirty-five (35) working hours per week.
  2. The commercial enterprise may be a sole proprietorship, limited or general partnership, joint venture, corporation, business trust, or any other publicly or privately owned business
  3. An EB-5 Visa can be obtained without a regional center. The disadvantage is that the project must create 10 direct jobs. If done in conjunction with Guam Strategic Development Regional Center then the 10 jobs can be direct, indirect and induced.
  4. Multiple Investors are permissible, provided each Investor seeking a visa has invested the $500,000 required amount and created the required number of full-time positions.
  5. The investor personally manages the investment either through exercising day-to-day managerial control or through policy formulation and direction. 


Benefits Of The Guam Residency by Investment

  1. Investor and his/her spouse and children under 21 years of age receive conditional Permanent Residence for a two-year period.
  2. The Investor and family members may then work and/or attend school in the United States, and travel at will on temporary visits abroad.
  3. There is no requirement that the enterprise makes a profit.
  4. The commercial enterprise, including the 10 full-time jobs must be satisfactorily maintained for a two-year period
  5. After a two-year conditional period, the Investor is granted full Permanent Resident (Green Card) status. This must be done within the ninety days preceding the end of the Investor’s second year. At this time, the Investor must have the intent to continue with the enterprise.
  6. Efficient Business Environment
  7. Educated and Innovative Labor Force
  8. Competitively Priced Green Energy
  9. European Regulatory Framework and Tariff-Free Access
  10. Low Corporate Tax
  11. Competitive Government Incentives


Guam Residency Requirements and Qualifications

1. Develop a business plan. The plan should reflect community-based project ideas.

2. Employment must be created within a two-year time frame and the enterprise should create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. citizens.

3. No criminal records

4. Have “good moral character”

Steps And Timeline

Application process:
• Submit a one-page summary for consideration outlining: the amount, timeline, needs, principals, etc.
• If requested, submit a bonified business plan.
• Subject to economist review for program guidelines.
• Regional Center will list business opportunities on the website and transmit them to agents.
• Interested Investors are required to submit a Due Diligence Plan for background checks. Once vetted, they have access to download the full opportunity package.
• If a match is made negotiations will then take place.
• Regional Center and investor enter into an LLC arrangement. The new entity does not need to have majority ownership. Note: The project driver will receive the investment capital.
• Immigration process processing – 45 days.
• Minimum total time is 60 to 90 days.
• Subscription, agent and other fees are applicable. (acceptable forms of payment – cashier’s check, money order, personal check.


Our Services

Privacy World offers its services to anyone, not only looking to obtain residency and/or citizenship processes but our experts figure out legal ways to:

  • Find the best solution for your needs.
  • Identify and deploy a strategy to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Activate our network of people in the country where you need help without having you search for the best solution or lawyer. We only work with licensed people in every country whom we carefully vet and pass the guidelines and principles of privacy we stand for.
  • Focus on cutting through the red tape and expediting your process.
  • Provide proper communication with you about your case.
    …. and above all: Offer you legal strategies to provide additional layers of privacy for your identity, while obtaining your residency or citizenship!

Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in Guam, assisting in getting you settled in the country, and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.

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Yes. When the Investor Visa Application is approved, the Investor and his/her spouse and children under 21 years of age receive conditional Permanent Residence for a two-year period.

The average processing time for the EB-5 Visa is six months, and the initial application and petition are usually approved within 60 days from the date of filing.

Guam is a perfectly safe destination to visit or move to.

If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can move to Guam without any special paperwork but if you’re a foreign citizen, you’ll need to apply for residency.

An individual is generally considered a bona fide resident of a U.S. territory if he or she is physically present in the territory for 183 days during the taxable year.

Section 307(b) INA conferred U.S. citizenship upon anyone born in Guam after April 11, 1899. Only those who affirmed or acquired a foreign nationality before August 1, 1950, are not U.S. citizens.

Yes. Residents in Guam must pay federal taxes.

No. There is no personal income tax in Guam.

Non-residents incur an income tax liability to Guam only on income derived from Guam sources.

If you are a nonresident alien of the United States and are not a bona fide resident of Guam, then you should file a Guam tax return, and a US tax return

If you are a bona fide resident of Guam for the entire tax year, then you must file a tax return with Guam reporting gross income from worldwide sources.