EB-5 Investor Visa
The EB-5 Visa for Immigrant Investors is a visa which provides a method of obtaining a Green Card for foreign nationals who invest money in the U.S. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,000,000 (or at least $500,000 in a "Targeted Employment Area," an area of high unemployment or a rural area), creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family. Investments can be made directly in a job-generating commercial enterprise (new, or existing), or into a third party managed "Regional Center," which assumes the responsibility of creating the requisite jobs.
If the foreign national investor petition is approved, the investor and their dependents will be granted conditional permanent residence valid for two years. Within the 90 day period before the conditional permanent residence expires, the investor must submit evidence documenting that the full required investment has been made and that 10 jobs have been maintained, or 10 jobs have been created or will be created within a reasonable time period. If approved, they will gain lawful permanent residence status.
No treaty is required to get an EB-5, only the capital to invest.
Minimum investments will increase on November 21st 2019
$500,000.00 will increase to $900,000.00
$1000,000.00 will increase to $1,800,000.00