USA EB-5 Investor Visas Explored
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Our clients emigrate for a better way of life for themselves and their families, and they choose our services to ensure their emigration plans are a complete success. Finding the best opportunities takes experience, local knowledge and time.
Our dedicated teams live and work in every major state across the USA and with over 20 years of experience assisting investors to secure their EB-5 visas.
What is an EB-5 Visa?
The EB-5 investor visa may allow foreign investors in commercial enterprises that will benefit the economy and create or maintain at least ten full-time jobs to become eligible for a green card. The EB-5 investor visa is also referred to as the Employment-Based Fifth Preference category of visas, hence ‘EB-5.’ This visa eligibility process is controlled by the type, purpose, and amount of investment a foreign investor makes.
There are four methods by which an investor may meet the EB-5 criteria:
- Creating a new business
- Expanding an existing business
- Investing in a troubled business
- Investing in a ‘regional centre.’
The basic amount that needs to be invested is $900,000. However, this amount can be reduced based on circumstances, and we can arrange financing to spread the investment cost required.
In 2022 the EB-5 visa had a makeover as the USA continues to acknowledge the benefit that the scheme offers the country. However, they have not been as successful in attracting overseas investment as Australia, which also relaunched its emigration by investment programme at the same time.