The United States of America offers an immigration program for those seeking to invest and immigrate to the country. Offering plenty of socioeconomic benefits, such as better employment opportunities, better higher education and health systems, and overall improved standards of living, the United States is an ideal choice for immigrants seeking a better life.
In 1990, the United States Congress created the EB-5 program for granting investor visas to high-net-worth foreign investors with the requirement of investing in an enterprise that creates jobs for American workers. Investors as well as their immediate families are able to obtain conditional residency in two years, followed by a Green Card (a permanent residency) in the U.S. by which they are entitled to live, work or retire anywhere within the country.
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USA EB-5 applicant must make an investment of $555,000
($500,000 is refundable after 5 years) in a selected and pre-approved project located in a
rural or high unemployment area in the United States, in which the applicant’s investment
must create 10 full-time jobs.
The USA’s Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly known as EB-5 visa program (Fifth Preference Category for Employment-Based Immigration), was created by the United States Congress’ Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90) and managed by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to facilitate increased investment in the U.S through job creation and capital investment by offering immigrant investors the benefits of permanent residency in the United States. This program is available for high-net-worth foreign individuals who invest $500,000 in a business project located in an area in the USA with high unemployment rates. The applicant’s investment must show that they have created at least 10 full-time jobs within two years of an approved I-526 application.
The EB- 5 immigrant visa can be obtained within 14-18 months