The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security), as a way for foreign nationals to obtain permanent residence (Green Card). Foreign nationals are required to invest Five hundred thousand dollars (qualifying investment) in a project in a Targeted Employment Area in the United States. The project should create a minimum of 10 full time jobs for United States citizens
The Investor should meet the following criteria:
The US Investment Visa
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa attracts foreign capital into the US and creates jobs for American workers
It allows a person and his or her immediate family to obtain a Green Card (live permanently in the US) by investing in an enterprise that creates jobs for qualifying US workers. The minimum amount of money to invest is $900,000 if you invest in a rural or high unemployment area.
For foreign investors seeking the freedom and flexibility to live and work in the US, the EB-5 Visa Program provides an excellent opportunity to obtain Green Cards.
The EB-5 investment visa route to a Green Card avoids the usual requirement of having family connections, securing a job, or running an actively traded business – making it a viable route to retirement.
What Is A Regional Center?
An EB-5 Regional Center is an organization designated by the United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that sponsors capital investment projects for investment by EB-5 investors. The major advantage for regional center designation is that the regional center can take advantage of indirect job creation. Regional centers help EB-5 investors and project developers because they lessen the difficulty of meeting qualifying job creation requirements under the EB-5 program rules.