EB-5 In a Nutshell
EB-5 IN A NUTSHELL
The EB-5 Visa was created by the Immigration Act of 1990. The EB-5 Visa provides a method of obtaining a Green Card for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States. To obtain an EB-5 visa, individuals must invest at least $500,000 USD in a project or business within a Targeted Employment Area (see below for more details) and create at least 10 jobs through that investment.
What is a Regional Center?
What is a Targeted Employment Area?
A rural area is any area outside a metropolitan statistical area (as designated by the Office of Management and Budget) or outside the boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more according to the decennial census.
Who are EB-5 Investors?
What are EB-5 requirements?
- – Direct route to permanent residency in the United States
- – Freedom for Investor and family to live, work, & retire anywhere in the U.S.
- – Investor & their families may attend college or university at U.S. resident costs
- – Investor & immediate family may travel to and from the U.S. without a U.S. visa
- – Route to U.S. citizenship after 5 years of residency
- – Ability for Investor to sponsor green cards for family members
- – Investor receives all benefits of U.S. permanent residency status