The EB-5 Visa For Immigrant Investors
If your dream is to move to America for a better life, the EB-5 'Immigrant Investor' program might be for you. The current minimum investment for a U.S. green-card is $500,000. We currently estimate petition processing times of about one year.
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EB-5 Visa Requirements
An EB-5 visa requires an investment of at least $500,000 in an economically distressed area or $1,000,000 elsewhere (the vast majority just require $500,000). The investment must create 10 or more permanent jobs for Americans.
In return investors expect to earn a permanent U.S. green card. Administered by the United States Immigration Service (USCIS), investors may apply for permanent residence in the U.S. if they make the necessary investment in a new commercial enterprise and create 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
The program is known as EB-5, the employment-based fifth preference visa. Congress created the program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.
In 1992, Congress created the Regional Center Program which sets aside EB-5 visas for those who invest in a commercial enterprise associated with regional centers approved by USCIS.
Despite the name, Regional Centers are not affiliated with the U.S. government in any way.
Working with a Regional Center is not required — and you should know that working with us as a broker-dealer gives you far more investment options than any Regional Center provides.
Typical investor costs above and beyond the investment of at least $500,000 include a Regional Center or broker-dealer Administrative Fee, an immigration attorney fee, and filing fees.
*USCIS makes 10,000 EB-5 visas available each year but because petitioners can bring their spouse and children under 21, 3,500 or so petitioners — the person making the investment — might account for the entire annual EB-5 visa allotment.
* Source: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)