The EB-5 immigrant investor visa attracts foreign capital into the USA 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 US citizens. The minimum amount of money to invest is $500,000 if you invest in a rural or high unemployment area.
For foreign investors seeking the freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States, the EB-5 Visa Program provides an excellent opportunity to obtain Green Cards.
A Green Card provides Permanent Residency for the applicant, his or her spouse and any offspring under the age of 21. The EB5 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.
Benefits of the EB-5 Visa
The EB-5 Visa attracts investors from all walks of life; professionals, business people, parents wanting to facilitate a child’s education, retirees, USA immigrants on non-permanent visa status, etc....
EB-5 Visa investors may continue to work or operate businesses in their native countries; however, since the EB-5 visa permits employment in the U.S., many EB-5 investors become involved in American businesses. EB-5 investors are not required to work; therefore, some investors choose to travel throughout the United States without restriction, or they maintain dual residences in America and their native home. Simply put, of any employment-based visa, the EB-5 visa gives the investor the greatest flexibility to do what they want in the U.S.
Benefits to Investors